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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.

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gloria Steinem

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

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.

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

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?

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.

Ayn Rand

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

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.

John Roberts

People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society. Those failures - joined with the similar failures of others - can readily have a substantial effect on interstate commerce.

Vladimir Putin

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

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.

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.

Neil Armstrong

In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.

The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.

Mahatma Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

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.

When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate, neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime, drugs, the whole bit.

Mike Tyson

I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.

Dave Barry

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.

Bobby Seale

To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital.

John McCain

The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them.

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

Hope Togetherness

If you're white and you're wrong, then you're wrong; if you're black and you're wrong, you're wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green - God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.

That the caste system must be abolished if the Hindu society is to be reconstructed on the basis of equality, goes without saying. Untouchability has its roots in the caste system. They cannot expect the Brahmins to rise in revolt against the caste system. Also we cannot rely upon the non-Brahmins and ask them to fight our battle.

Robert Redford

Celebrity is a big part of the American social system. I'm certainly grateful for what it's done for me, but I do think that celebrity is overdone in our society. I think it's got a dangerous side to it.

Karl Marx

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.

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.

Billy Graham

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God.

Our focus on melanin and people's skins - can't we talk about the diversity of ideology? Can't we look at people for their minds and what they can contribute? And I'd like to see us go more toward a respect for people's ability to contribute, and I actually want to get to a society where we disregard race.

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.

Sonia Sotomayor

We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.

Lyndon B. Johnson

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.

Carl Sandburg

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.

Bill Gates

Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.

During the New Deal, liberals recognized that the ballot box and elected branches are generally the appropriate engines of social reform, and liberals used both to spectacular effect - instituting profound social changes that remain deeply ingrained in society today.

Dick Cheney

The Federal Reserve, the Treasury, all the regulator agencies - if there's a problem of the financial mechanism in society, the only one to fix it is government. They've got a legitimate role.

Don DeLillo

In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.