society quotes

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

I am in favour of the notion of Australia as an immigrant society.Tony Abbott

But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.Lascelles Abercrombie

The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.Marina Abramovic

The public is in need of experiences that are not just voyeuristic. Our society is in a mess of losing its spiritual centre.Marina Abramovic

Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.Lord Acton

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.Henry Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.John Adams

If we were in India now, there would be servants standing in the corners of this room and I wouldn't notice them. That is what my society is like, that is what the divide is like.Aravind Adiga

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.Felix Adler

An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences.Theodor Adorno

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.Theodor Adorno

No emancipation without that of society.Theodor Adorno

Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.Theodor Adorno

The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.Madeleine Albright

We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture.Madeleine Albright

I can't imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father.Madeleine Albright

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.Richard V. Allen

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.Richard V. Allen

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.Steve Allen