Society Quotes

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

The frustrated and able child is likely to grow up with a conscious or unconscious resentment against society that has done him an irreparable injustice, and his repressed ability may be diverted from creation to retaliation. If and when this happens, it is likely to be a tragedy for the frustrated individual and for the […]

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.

It is customary nowadays to speak of “social engineering.” Like planning, this term is a synonym for dictatorship and totalitarian tyranny. The idea is to treat human beings in the same way in which the engineer treats the stuff out of which he builds bridges, roads, and machines.

The company in which you will improve most will be least expensive to you.

To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people.

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area – crime, education, housing, race relations – the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history […]

A man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world. The future belongs to the dandy. It is the exquisites who are going to rule.

A village is a hive of glass, where nothing unobserved can pass.

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.