The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.Pope John Paul II
One ought not to hoard culture. It should be adapted and infused into society as a leaven. Liberality of culture does not mean illiberality of its benefits.wallace stevens
A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as " state " and "society" and " government " have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self - responsible individuals . He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame … as blame, guilt , responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world … aware that his effort will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self- failure .robert a. heinlein
Men lived like fishes; the great ones devoured the small.algernon sydney
As the French say, there are three sexes, men, women, and clergymen.sydney smith
Ah, you flavour everything; you are the vanille of society.sydney smith
The Don Quixote of one generation may live to hear himself called the savior of society by the next.james russell lowell
A system in which the two great commandments were, to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbour's wife.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, Essays, Moore's Life of Lord Byron.
Old Lady T-sh-nd [Townshend] formerly observed that the human race might be divided into three separate classes men, women and H-v-eys [Herveys].Attributed to Lady Mary Wortley Montague in Lord Wharncliffe's Ed. of her Letters and Works. Lady Louisa Stuart, in introductory anecdotes to the same, also credits the saying to Lady Montague, Volume I, p. 67. Attributed to Charles Pigott in The Jockey Club, Part II, p. 4. (Ed. 1792).
Those families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten thousand.Cooper, The Ways of the Hour, Chapter VI.
Heav'n forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.Alexander Pope
The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking the muck, and to look upward to the celestial crown above them.theodore roosevelt
We have really lost in our society the sense of the sacredness of life.Basil Hume, The Observer Review (1995)
In human society the warmth is mainly at the bottom.Noel Jack Counhian, Age (1986)
The only living socities are those which are animated by inequality and injustice.Paul Claudel
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