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Societies Quotes

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Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

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We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

You'll find individuals agreeing on this,
but when they get into collective societies and larger
groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.
- Neale Donald Walsch

 

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout
the world and throughout history.
It's something that has provided permanence and stability
for our very social structure.
- David Vitter

Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies;
they have been the rule in closed societies.
- Lawrence Lessig

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained.
Democratic societies will not support it.
Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
- John J. Sweeney

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Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil,
and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies,
but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose.
It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
- Mark Strand

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
- Daniel Goleman

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies.
- Whittaker Chambers

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls,
has never been the law of societies.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

Evil societies always kill their consciences.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.

Many individuals are doing what they can.
But real success can only come if there is a change
in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
- David Attenborough

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict
on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
- Denis Diderot

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.
- Henry George

I believe that free and civilized societies do not
hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

All societies on the verge of death are masculine.
A society can survive with only one man;
no society will survive a shortage of women.
- Germaine Greer

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

The history of the world shows that peoples and societies
do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages
in the course of development.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Societies depend on agreed rules.
- John M. Smith

Families are the Nurseries of all Societies;
and the First combinations of mankind.
- Cotton Mather

War kills men, and men deplore the loss;
but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants,
and so saves societies.
- Charles Caleb Colton

In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost,
I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians -
better than any organized religion in this country.
- James Welch

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
- William Dean Howells

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
- Natan Sharansky

Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous,
but also more vulnerable.
- Lord Robertson

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom,
because free societies are a lot more peaceable than
dictatorships and monarchies.
- Tony Snow

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions;
later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Think how different human societies would be if they
were based on love rather than justice.
But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
- Mortimer Adler

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

The history of all previous societies has been the
history of class struggles.
- Karl Marx

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous.
That's why so many of them are in jail.
- Don DeLillo

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Law is the essential foundation of stability and order
both within societies and in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

More humane societies are usually smaller,
like the Scandinavian countries and Holland,
where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation.
- David Korten

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do.
- Ronald Wright

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences,
some I can discuss, others I cannot.
- Dan Brown

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.
- Prince Charles

Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.
- Bill Richardson

Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected.
- Natan Sharansky

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature
of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- Marshall McLuhan

But you will understand by yourselves that the matter
applies equally well to the organization of the officials of justice,
of administrative officials, etc; these are likewise
organized instruments of power in certain societies.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity,
perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together,
in religious societies, may not be one of the least.
- George Whitefield

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in
space and time to be relevant to our modern societies,
just think about the risks...
of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide
economic interdependence.
- Jared Diamond

And so in terms of territorial control,
in terms of economic preeminence, the western share
of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies
in particular develop economically.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East,
and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East.
They have taken a stand against tyranny,
against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent
societies throughout that region.
- Orrin Hatch

I went back to graduate school with the clear intention
that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies,
and the way to do that was to find out what made economies
work the way they did or fail to work.
- Douglass North

Most agree, whatever their party political position,
that the West can and should open its agricultural
markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe.
They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity.
- John Redwood

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be
truly vanquished not only when granaries are full,
but also when people's basic health needs are met and
women are given their rightful role in societies.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Truth is the silliest thing under the sun.
Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies.
Heavens!
Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold,
the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church
on his own pulpit bannister.
- Herman Melville

It has been true in Western societies and it seems
to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic
systems apart from capitalism,
or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.
- Peter L. Berger


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