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You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One man with an idea in his head is in danger of being considered a madman: two men with the same idea in common may be foolish, but can hardly be mad; ten men sharing an idea begin to act, a hundred draw attention as fanatics, a thousand and society begins to tremble, a hundred thousand and there is war abroad, and the cause has victories tangible and real; and why only a hundred thousand? Why not a hundred million and peace upon the earth? You and I who agree together, it is we who have to answer that question.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara... are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And what is an authentic madman? It is a man who preferred to become mad, in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. So society has strangled in its asylums all those it wanted to get rid of or protect itself from, because they refused to become its accomplices in certain great nastinesses. For a madman is also a man whom society did not want to hear and whom it wanted to prevent from uttering certain intolerable truths.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With society and its public, there is no longer any other language than that of bombs, barricades, and all that follows.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local caf to the speech at a formal dinner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a society without a heroic dimension?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is our belief that if people are set free to express themselves to the fullest, their accomplishments will be far beyond their dreams, and they will not only contribute to the growth of the company, but will also be more useful citizens and contribute to the society at large.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are made uneasy; they flinch; they cannot bear the sudden light; a general restlessness supervenes; the face of society is disturbed, or perhaps convulsed; old interests and old beliefs have been destroyed before new ones have been created. These symptoms are the precursors of revolution; they have preceded all the great changes through which the world has passed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In polite society one laughs at all the jokes, including the ones one has heard before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rules of society are nothing; ones conscience is the umpire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all gains, all progress, all discovery. I call middle-class a closed society in which life has no taste, in which the air is tainted, in which ideas and men are corrupt. And I think that a man who takes a stand against this death is in a sense a revolutionary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the social worker -judge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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