Quotes on Society

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
― Honoré de Balzac

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The soul is healed by being with children.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
― John Lennon

“When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.”
― Fiona Apple

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
― J. Krishnamurti

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Buckminster Fuller

“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”
― Karl Marx

“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”
― Marie Lu

“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
― Jess C Scott

“Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.”
― William Makepeace Thackeray

“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”
― Stephen King

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
― Jane Addams

There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don’t fit into their box are weird. But I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
― Aristotle

“Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”
― Naomi Wolf

“They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.”
― Kurt Cobain

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
― Cornel West

“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
― Robert E. Howard

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”
― G. Michael Hopf

“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“No social stability without individual stability.”
― Aldous Huxley

“I like to watch the news, because I don’t like people very much and when you watch the news … if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you’re right.”
― Frank Zappa

“Blameless people are always the most exasperating.”
― George Eliot

“Public opinion is the worst of all opinions.”
― Chamfort

“Honestly, if you don’t fit in then you’re probably doing the right thing.”
― Lights Poxlietner

“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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