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A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Robert Frost
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society
Thomas Jefferson
A nation is only an individual multiplied
Mark Twain
A nation never falls but by suicide
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
Henry Louis Mencken
An empire is an immense egotism
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And the men who hold high places
must be the ones who start
to mold a new reality
closer to the heart.
Neil Peart
Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.
Charles Bukowski
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another
Sigmund Freud
Class in society is determined by voice
Marshall McLuhan
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a function in the society that has adopted it, necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself
George Santayana
Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and "progress," everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience was man's Original Virtue."
Robert Anton Wilson
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
John Andrew Holmes
For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King
William Shakespeare
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
D.H. Lawrence
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
Marshall McLuhan
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
Benjamin Disraeli
If it were (Is it not) outrageous that society should treat with such rigid precision those of its members who were most poorly endowed in the distribution or wealth that chance had made, and who were, therefore, most worthy of indulgence.
Victor Hugo
In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible
Charles Caleb Colton
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