Society Quotes

Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

Keep not ill men company lest you increase the number.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

He keeps his road well enough who gets rid of bad company.

We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state.

There may be many who will gladly face death in the battlefield, but there are few who will face a hostile society.

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.