Society Quotes

We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state. Margaret Thatcher

Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. Herbert Spencer

There is no such thing as Society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. Margaret Thatcher

Societies need stability and change, tradition and innovation, public interest and private interest, planning and laissez-faire policies, order and freedom, growth and decay. Everywhere society’s health depends on the simultaneous pursuit of mutually opposed activities or aims. The adoption of a final solution means a kind of death sentence for man’s humanity and spells either cruelty or dissolution, generally both. Ernst F Schumacher

A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson

A society without religion is like a vessel without compass. Napoleon Bonaparte

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. John Locke

I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton

Society is madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. August Strindberg

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. Margaret Mead

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. Eric Hoffer

Society is tradition and order and reverence, not a series of cheap bargains between selfish interests. Poul Anderson

Society is built upon trust. Robert South.

Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions. Henry George