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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.

Nelson Mandela

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

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.

Vince Lombardi

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

Plutarch

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

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.

Vladimir Nabokov

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

Alexander Hamilton

I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Sir Thomas Browne

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

Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

Coco Chanel

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

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.

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.

Adam Smith

No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.

Eric Hoffer

A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.

James Madison

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

Calvin Coolidge

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.

Adam Smith

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

Henry James

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

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.

Eric Hoffer

A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.

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.

Andrew Jackson

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

James Madison

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.

Alice Walker

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.

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.

Robert Kennedy

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

Leon Trotsky

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.

Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

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.

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.

Robert Frost

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

John Stuart Mill

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.

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.

Vince Lombardi

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

Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

John Stuart Mill

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

Richard M. Nixon

The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.

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.

Courtney Love

I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature.

Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

For me, democratic socialism is about - really, the value for me is that I believe that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Marcus Aurelius

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Albert Camus

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

H. L. Mencken

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

John Lennon

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

Jill Biden

We need women to better reflect the social fabric of our society.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit.

Joe Biden

For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.

Joe Biden

The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.

Desmond Tutu

All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.

Desmond Tutu

In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society.

Joe Biden

We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.

Joe Biden

The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies.

In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.