Society Quotes

Society Quotes

Elizabeth Cady Stanton The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Henrik Tikkanen Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
Groucho Marx Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Quentin Crisp Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost?
Valdemar W. Setzer Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.
John W. Gardner The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
A. E. Housman In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
M. F. K. Fisher Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
A. F. Shaw I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
Abba Eban Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
Niccolo Machiavelli People are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded.
A. J. Liebling People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
B. F. Skinner Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?
Judie Brown We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.
Karen Horney Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
William F. Buckley Jr. I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
La Fontaine Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
Margaret Fuller Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Louis D. Brandeis America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Ulysses S. Grant I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution.
Abdul Baha If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Quentin Crisp Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
A.J. Liebling Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.

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