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Everyone is isolated from everyone else. The concept of society is like a cushion to protect us from the knowledge of that isolation. A fiction that serves as an anesthetic. -- Paul Bowles
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Society's needs come before the individuals needs -- Adolf Hitler
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Society is joint action and cooperation in which each participant sees the other partner's success as a means for the attainment of his own. -- Ludwig Von Mises
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I think society is both something that's very real and very powerful, but on the whole quite problematic. -- Peter Thiel
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It is all too easy for a society to measure itself against some abstract philosophical principle or political slogan. But in the end, there must remain the question: What kind of life is one society providing to the people that live in it? -- Hubert H. Humphrey
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Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden. -- James A. Baldwin
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When we become curious about the dissatisfying defaults in our world, we begin to recognize that most of them have social origins: Rules and systems were created by people. And that awareness gives us the courage to contemplate how we can change them. Before -- Adam M. Grant
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Society is the total network of relations between human beings. The components of society are thus not human beings but relations between them. -- Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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You belong to society, you give to society. -- Elizabeth Strout
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A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization. -- Wilhelm Dilthey
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Society is like a schoolmaster who estimates boys according to their conformity to a standard that is easiest for running a school. -- Henry Sidgwick
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The Society isn't human, but the people work for it sometimes are. -- Ally Condie
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Society is immoral and immortal; it can afford to commit any kind of folly, and indulge in any sort of vice; it cannot be killed, and the fragments that survive can always laugh at the dead. -- Henry Adams
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Society is unity in diversity. -- George Herbert Mead
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But when society is the name for such hollow gentlemen and ladies ... and when its breeding is professed indifference to everything that can advance or can retard mankind, I think we must have lost ourselves in that same Desert of Sahara, and had better find the way out. -- Charles Dickens
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Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. -- Edward Abbey
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The customs and practices of life in society sweep us along. -- Michel De Montaigne
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We live in a media soup and are constantly being programmed or are fighting that programming. Thus any truthful account of a life, every part of a life, is about society as well as an individual. -- Marge Piercy
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Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way. -- Erving Goffman
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Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not. The same particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge. Its unity is only phenomenal. The persons who make up a nation to-day, next year die, and their experience with them. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What is in the minds of the majority the society is unmindful of. -- Amit Abraham
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To be in Society is merely a bore. But to be out of it simply a tragedy. Society is a necessary thing. -- Oscar Wilde
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societies define themselves by how they define and manage dangers. -- Baruch Fischhoff
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Society is an organism which obeys the immutable law of progress; and change, judicious and cautious change, is necessary for the well being, and indeed the preservation of the social system. -- Swami Vivekananda
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Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will. -- Virginia Woolf
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Every community classifies, coerces, and restricts its members in some fashion; the particulars vary, but compliance with social forms is an inescapable fact of human existence. The exaggerated requirements -- Edith Wharton
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The measure of society is how it treats the weakest members -- Thomas Jefferson
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Society in General Always Seems to Honor its Living Conformists & its Dead Troublemakers -- Wayne Dyer
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Society gets by from the help of its citizens. -- Brian Joyce
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Man, the molecule of society, is the subject of social science. -- Henry Charles Carey
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I like to think about society as being a flock of birds: There seems to be a common consciousness in different time periods, and the new common consciousness reacts to the old standards. -- Penelope Spheeris
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Society is the total of the forced or voluntary services that men perform for each other; that is to say, of public services and private services. -- Frederic Bastiat
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Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. -- Karl Marx
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I've been in rage all my life at this thing we call 'society' -- David Wojnarowicz
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Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others. -- Peter L. Berger
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To those who do not see, we are the enigma of society -- Dara Reidyr
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Society is the atmosphere of souls; and we necessarily imbibe from it something which is either infectious or healthful. -- Joseph Hall
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Society itself is an accident to the spirit, and if society in any of its forms is to be justified morally it must be justified at the bar of the individual conscience. -- George Santayana
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This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to do with the reality of people. -- Yoko Ono
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Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. -- August Strindberg
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Society is an artificial construction, a defense against nature's power. -- Camille Paglia
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Men build society and society builds men. -- B.f. Skinner
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Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on. -- George Santayana
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Society is, and must be, based upon appearances, and not upon the deepest appearances, and not realities. -- Philip Gilbert Hamerton
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There is such a thing as society. It's just not the same thing as the state. -- David Cameron
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However, society always imposes on us a collective way of behaving, and people never stop to wonder why they should behave like that. -- Paulo Coelho
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Society is constituted by the mental interaction of individuals and exists wherever two or three individuals have reciprocal conscious relations to each other. -- Charles Abram Ellwood
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The surplus of society overrides all our traditions and shapes all our philosophies. -- Walter Weyl
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Society is frivolous, and shreds its day into scraps, its conversation into ceremonies and escapes. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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When the basic structure of society is publicly known to satisfy its principles for an extended period of time, those subject to these arrangements tend to develop a desire to act in accordance with these principles and to do their part in institutions which exemplify them -- John Rawls
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Society forces you to conform. -- Ken Wilber
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At one and the same time, therefore, society is everything and society is nothing. Society is the most powerful concoction in the world and society has no existence whatsoever -- Virginia Woolf
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we are here confronted with an irreducible oddity about all human societies: all are strung around figments of the human imagination. -- Patricia Crone
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No society can function as a society, unless it gives the individual member social status and function, and unless the decisive social power is legitimate. -- Peter Drucker
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Society is based on discontent: people wanting more and more and more, being continually dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their decor, their clothes, everything. -- Nick Harkaway
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Any society, in order to survive, must mold the character of its members in such a way that they want to do what they have to do; their social function must become internalized and transformed into something they feel driven to do, rather than something they are obliged to do. -- Erich Fromm
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You judge a society by the decency of living of the weakest -- Zygmunt Bauman
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A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. -- Robert Reich
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Society reproduces itself antagonistically. -- Rudolf J. Siebert
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Society is a sort of organism on the growth of which conscious efforts can exercise little effect. -- Karl Marx
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The origin of society, then, is to be sought, not in any natural right which one man has to exercise authority over another, but in the united consent of those who associate. -- Marcus Junius Brutus The Younger
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A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment ... is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. -- Ayn Rand
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Social and political life is a Society for the Diffusion of Mendacity . -- Samuel Laman Blanchard
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Mass society has displaced real community, where people function together and account for their own lives. -- John Zerzan
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Society is just a structure with no soul. The soul is of the individual. One individual outweighs all societies. And, one individual's revolution outweighs all revolutions in the whole of history, because one man can become the womb for God to be reborn. -- Rajneesh
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Artists don't create society, they reflect it -- Ben Elton
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Too much society makes a man frivolous; too little, a savage. -- Christian Nestell Bovee
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you are not a product of society, you are a product of your choices, and set the direction of your life, not others -- Rick Ferreira
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The activities in a society is determined by its establishment -- Sunday Adelaja
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A society which demands we be normal even as it drives us insane. -- Matt Haig
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It might be said that society speaks through the clothing it wears. Through its clothing it reveals its secret aspirations and uses it, at least in part, to build or destroy its future. -- Pope Pius Xii
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Our big social institutions do not reflect human nature; they distort it. -- Edward Abbey
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Society values cooperation over independence, obedience over individuality, and niceness above all else. -- Sue Grafton
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Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. -- Herbert Spencer
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Society is a partnership of the dead, the living and the unborn. -- Edmund Burke
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Through my observations, it became clear that most of society's rules and customs are rooted in fear and superstition! -- Rupaul
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Society works by putting opportunity and responsibility together. -- Tony Blair
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A society, on occasion, can be the worst possible describer of mental health. -- Kurt Vonnegut
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Put together all the existing families and you have society. It is as simple as that. Whatever kind of training took place in the individual family will be reflected in the kind of society that these families create. -- Virginia Satir
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Literature is the expression of society. -- Charles Nodier
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This conflict between self and society is a perpetual battle that continues until one side gives in. And society never does. -- Ruben Papian
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Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
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The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members -- Mahatma Gandhi
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To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people - that is all! -- Oscar Wilde
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Society is a hospital of incurables. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Society has parted man from man, neglectful of the universal heart. -- William Wordsworth
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A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice. -- Ferdinand Buisson
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Humans construct moral communities out of shared norms, institutions, and gods that, even in the twenty-first century, they fight, kill, and die to defend. -- Jonathan Haidt
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Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. -- Robert Cecil
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Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it. -- Vittori Alfieri
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Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Spiritually, the society we have is the society of men with women present only in adjunctive relation to them, not the society of men and women in reciprocal relation. We do not have the society of human beings. -- Laura Riding
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What did he mean by "society"? The plural of human beings? -- Osamu Dazai
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And today more than ever, knowing about that society involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take, and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer. -- Jean-Francois Lyotard
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Let those who like society better have it. -- John Nelson Darby
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Human societies are based on the human tendency to want things, and are geared to satisfying those wants: possessions or facilities to bring ease and personal satisfaction. The results are frequently disappointing, and always terminate in the embarrassing non sequitur of death. -- Diarmaid Macculloch
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And when there are no more classes, when society is socially democratized and unified, then there will be revealed in all its metaphysical depths the never-ending tragedy of the conflict between personality and society. -- Nikolai A. Berdyaev
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The state of society is one in which the members have suffered amputation from the trunk, and strut about so many walking monsters, - a good finger, a neck, a stomach, an elbow, but never a man. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is really intolerable that we can say only one thing at a time; for social behavior displays many features at the same time, and so in taking them up one by one we necessarily do outrage to its rich, dark, organic unity. -- George C. Homans
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The individual or the group which organizes any society, however social its intentions or pretensions, arrogates an inordinate portion of social privilege to itself. -- Reinhold Niebuhr