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Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers. ...
by Mignon McLaughlin

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Related topics: Society

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
- Mignon McLaughlin

 

It is important to our friends to believe that we are
unreservedly frank with them,
and important to friendship that we are not.
- Mignon McLaughlin

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy,
and most of us remain greedy.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that
we're damned if we're going to show.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
- Mignon McLaughlin

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
- Mignon McLaughlin

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil,
and we all count ourselves among them.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Most sermons sound to me like commercials -
but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with
will do the most to make you proud.
- Mignon McLaughlin

If I knew what I was so anxious about,
I wouldn't be so anxious.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding
his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
- Mignon McLaughlin

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd
all like to buy it cheap.
- Mignon McLaughlin

No one really listens to anyone else,
and if you try it for a while you'll see why.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else.
The same with good manners.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The young are generally full of revolt,
and are often pretty revolting about it.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city,
or a new love affair.
- Mignon McLaughlin

If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars
why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper,
and then put them in my mouth.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets
you from one moment to the next.
- Mignon McLaughlin

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
- Mignon McLaughlin

No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated,
we will not really be moved unless we have already
half thought of it ourselves.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.
- Mignon McLaughlin

What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Youth is not enough.
And love is not enough.
And success is not enough.
And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people.
They might not return it; or worse, they might.
- Mignon McLaughlin

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned,
nights left open to chance.
- Mignon McLaughlin

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday,
so few that we feel like doing today.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.
- Mignon McLaughlin

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper,
and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
- Mignon McLaughlin

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
and two minus one equals nothing.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God,
forgetting we have just had one.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be
the most powerful force in the universe answered:
Compound interest!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner


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