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
Societies held together by fear and repression may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.Barack Obama
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
But now being lifted into high society, And having pick'd up several odds and ends Of free thoughts in his travels for variety, He deem'd, being in a lone isle, among friends, That without any danger of a riot, he Might for long lying make himself amends; And singing as he sung in his warm youth, Agree to a short armistice with truth.lord byron
The virtues of society are the vices of the saint.ralph waldo emerson
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.ralph waldo emerson
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.Adam Smith
It is impossible, in our condition of Soceity, not to be sometimes a Snob.william makepeace thackeray
For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy can be nothing less than the abolition of the wrong.henry george
He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.Charles Lamb
At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city.nathaniel parker willis
Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life.william wordsworth
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