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Society Quotes

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” And this statement stands true for society as well. Society is made of a group of individuals, brought together by a unanimous agreement and functionally interdependent on each other. Society holds people together and influences their conduct with its core values. To know what famous people had to say about society, read the following famous society quotations and sayings.

The argument that gay marriage doesn't affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.

Law Marriage
Dwight D. Eisenhower

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

But, actually, so many of the clerics that I've met, particularly the Church of England clerics, are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society.

B. R. Ambedkar

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

Cillian Murphy

Men and women are custodians of this society, and we both decide what's going to happen for our future. I feel that very, very strongly.

'The Handmaid's Tale' takes place in the near future, a dystopian future, and is based on the book by Margaret Atwood. It takes place in what was formerly part of the United States at a period of time when society has been taken over by a totalitarian theocracy. It's about the women who live in subjugation.

Adlai Stevenson II

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Unity is the secret of social progress, and service to society is the means to promote it.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.

Cher

Women are the real architects of society.

Jaden Smith

We want to create a society that is working for us and with us - and we're working for society, not against it.

Martin Sheen

We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.

Dorothy Day

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.

Strength Lonliness
Jude Law

I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future.

Stellan Skarsgard

It's good to pay high taxes - you have free schools, free universities. It's a much more decent society than those where everybody pays their own way, and some people don't get anything.

Pamela Anderson

The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society.

James Baldwin

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

Robert Kardashian

So great is society's demand for information that we can no longer say that all the news gathered is worthy of airing. Much of it is not.

Rupert Murdoch

At its core, a fair and just society is one where opportunity is open to all - not just those at the top.

Jenny McCarthy

What is missing from today's dialogue is the effect autism is having on families, our society and what the unknown factors are. The 300lb. gorilla in the room is that our children with autism today will soon become adults with autism.

Children
Kurt Russell

Society questions the police and their methods, and the police say, Do you want the criminals off the street or not?

Police
Pearl S. Buck

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Sir Thomas Browne

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Eminem

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

Soul Children
Anthony Kennedy

The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight-out lie, the simple truth.

Frederick Douglass

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

James Baldwin

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.

Charles Bukowski

I can relax with bums because I am a bum. I don't like laws, morals, religions, rules. I don't like to be shaped by society.

Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.

Surroundings Environment
Edward Snowden

I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.

Pete Buttigieg

The Electoral College needs to go, because it's made our society less and less democratic.

Isaac Asimov

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.

Billie Jean King

Sports are a microcosm of society.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Ronald Reagan

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

Prince Philip

Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.

George Soros

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.

It affects every aspect of our lives, is often said to be the root of all evil, and the analysis of the world that it makes possible - what we call 'the economy' - is so important to us that economists have become the high priests of our society. Yet, oddly, there is absolutely no consensus among economists about what money really is.

John Lennon

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

Stellan Skarsgard

Any society that starts forbidding certain words or expressions is a society you should be wary about, whether it's the KGB or social consensus that enforces it.

Karen Fukuhara

I believe film and television should reflect our society, and the reality is that there are people in many different shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexual orientation - the list goes on.

Noam Chomsky

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.

John Roberts

People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society.

Sonia Sotomayor

Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.

Winona Ryder

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.

Jaden Smith

The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.

Robert Kennedy

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

Matt LeBlanc

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.

Stan Lee

We live in a diverse society - in fact, a diverse world - and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other.

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education - that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We're designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.

There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on.

Mila Kunis

Sadly, in any industry and in any work-related environment, females always strive to achieve a certain amount of perfection, whether that be skinny or pretty. It's a constant, in our society.

Marilyn Manson

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.

Bhagat Singh

In the future society, i.e. the communist society that we want to build, we are not going to establish charity institution, as there shall be no needy or poor, and no alms-giving and alms-taking.

Stellan Skarsgard

I do believe in humanism, and I believe that we should treat each other with respect and care and look after each other. All human beings should have an equal chance to survive in society, and inequality is a big problem in society.

Vladimir Lenin

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

Kurt Russell

We are in a democratic society. It's our job to question.

Lee Iacocca

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Elie Wiesel

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.

Vince Lombardi

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Jean Baudrillard

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.

John Roberts

There is no better gift a society can give children than the opportunity to grow up safe and free - the chance to pursue whatever dreams they may have.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Jose Mourinho

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.

Keir Starmer

I think most people accept that it is necessary to have some surveillance in a democratic society. I think most people accept that it's important to have limits and clear safeguards on that.

Jude Law

I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.

Gloria Steinem

A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.

Lord Mountbatten

In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.

Melania Trump

You judge a society by how it treats its citizens. We must do our best to ensure that every child can live in comfort and security, with the best possible education.

Novak Djokovic

Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realize their dreams.

George Soros

Law has become a business. Health care has become a business. Unfortunately, politics has also become a business. That really undermines society.

Ice Cube

I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.

Joe Biden

No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change.

John F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

Future Children
Clint Eastwood

Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.

Children
Edward Snowden

We're losing our way as a society. If we don't stand up, if we don't say what we think those rights should be, and if we don't protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have them.

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

Life Lonliness
Amitabh Bachchan

You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.

Jack Whitehall

Society is so divided in its perception of public school people. Most people who went to public school behave in the right way, but every now and then there will be someone who comes along and ruins it.

I was always made aware of inequality in society, that there was a class system. In Somalia, we have clan structures. My mother's family is ethnically not Somali, and so we spoke often about what it meant to be 'other' in that way.

It may be that by watching everywhere we go, by watching everything we do, by analyzing every word we say, by waiting and passing judgment over every association we make and every person we love, that we could uncover a terrorist plot, or we could discover more criminals. But is that the kind of society we want to live in?

John Adams

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

Ian Somerhalder

I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats.

Aristotle

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Kevin Smith

I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.

Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

William Morris

I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.

Don DeLillo

The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.

Erich Fromm

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.

Sandra Day O'Connor

It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society...shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Karl Marx

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.

I remember being 18 and being fed up with everything - fed up with society, fed up with the political system, fed up with myself - and then you kind of go, 'Actually, this voting thing is amazing,' because you have a chance to change it, right?