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Quote Left The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account. Quote Right
Quote Left If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. Quote Right
Quote Left Society is now one polished horde, formed by two mighty tribes - Bores and Bored. Quote Right
Quote Left No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated. Quote Right
Quote Left Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see. Quote Right
Quote Left It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone who is kind to man knows the fragmentariness of most men, and wants to arrange a society of power in which men fall naturally into a co... Quote Right
Quote Left One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam. Quote Right
Quote Left Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it. Quote Right
Quote Left If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates: Would this habit of eating animals not require that we slaughter animals that we knew as individuals, and in whose eyes we could gaze and see ourselves reflected, only a few hours before our meal? Glaucon: This habit would require that of us. Socrates: Wouldn't this [knowledge of our role in turning a being into a thing] hinder us in achieving happiness? Glaucon: It could so hinder us in our quest for happiness. Socrates: And, if we pursue this way of living, will we not have need to visit the doctor more often? Glaucon: We would have such need. Socrates: If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason? Glaucon: We would be so compelled. Socrates: Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals? Glaucon: Yes, they would so prevent us. Quote Right
Quote Left When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along. Quote Right
Quote Left The growth for education and training will be in continuing adult education. Online delivery is the trigger for this growth, but the demand for lifetime education stems from profound changes in society. We live in an economy where knowledge, not buildings and machinery, is the chief resource and where knowledge-workers make up the biggest part of the work force. Quote Right
Quote Left The need is increasing because standards are trickling down, and school is becoming more demanding. Graduation requirements have been increasing. Kindergarten is now what first grade used to be. It's the nature of the technological society in which we live. Quote Right
Quote Left Everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit. Quote Right
Quote Left Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it? Quote Right
Quote Left Haven't you learned anything from that guy that gives those sermons in church? Captain What's-his-name. We live in a society of laws, why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you Quote Right
Quote Left Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society. Quote Right
Quote Left Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. Quote Right
Quote Left ... there is no way of measuring the damage to a society when a whole texture of humanity is kept from realizing its own power, when the woman... Quote Right
Quote Left It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night. Quote Right
Quote Left Was I gung-ho about changing society when I was 18? I don't know about that. When you're 18, you're really into yourself and what's happening to your body. But I definitely had some ideas. This malaise is not confined to America either. I spotted that same attitude in kids in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism. Quote Right
Quote Left Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. Quote Right
Quote Left The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat Quote Right
Quote Left If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success. Quote Right
Quote Left There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world. Quote Right
Quote Left We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. Quote Right
Quote Left We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love... these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, 'O me! O life!...of the questions of these recurring, of the endless trains of the faithless...of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here...that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.' That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? Quote Right
Quote Left Humor results when society says you can't scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Society

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Quote Left The more exemption you make in law, the more impunity you permit in society. Law must never respect ranks or status. If it is applicable to one, it must be applicable to all Quote Right
Quote Left I think our DNA affects how we respond to social and cultural inputs. I believe our society and culture has changed drastically over the last 50 years. Many have become more sensitive to some things at the same time becoming less sensitive to other things. I think there are those who do not have a compass in life, they wander aimlessly trying to fill a void they do not know how to fill, so they reach out filling that void based on the direction of the mass majority who are just as lost. Quote Right
Quote Left The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who SEEK it. Credit George Orwell for all but one word... Quote Right
Quote Left Society just brings pain in one way or another Quote Right
Quote Left The purpose of society is facilitating the collective illusion of society. Quote Right
Quote Left God builds persons and leaves the configurations for the society. Quote Right
Quote Left Without struggle without trials we become soft and complacent. We become selfcentered and selfserving and arogant. If you do not believe this look at how society is now compared to the so called hard times of our parents and grand parents. Quote Right
Quote Left Belief in the possibility of big ideas relieves the amorphous anxiety that we're a lost society. Quote Right
Quote Left Science confirms what Religion can’t prove. Science is the force that advances society and Religion offers the promise of comfort for the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Television degraded society. The internet stunted human intellect. The third phase will have the worst impact, and will be the last form of technology our race will ever experience. Everything comes in three's. Quote Right
Quote Left The society is homogeneous in a sense that more pertinent resources determine how wealthiest we are. We breathe the same air, use water of similar compositions and undergo similar physiological processes. So, currency and possessions make us only rich. We risk losing the riches but all of us are permanently wealthier and naturally endowed Quote Right
Quote Left "Society has to learn to nurture her people." Quote Right
Quote Left I despise it when we as a society blame good cops or good teachers when something terrible happens because we tend to forget that they work in a system that does not provide them with many options Quote Right
Quote Left Prose holds a mirror up to society; poetry smashes the mirror then presents it as such. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh, sweetie, you're not ugly. Society is. Quote Right
Quote Left I read to learn more about how society has been destroyed and how to overcome it. Quote Right
Quote Left The authenticity of you is so much more beautiful than the person that you pretend to be do to your desire to please society!! Quote Right
Quote Left If society starts bullying a person young enough, and early enough it will raise an individual with no willpower, no strength, and no sense of self-worth. Quote Right
Quote Left Promiscuity is immature and creates long-term problems. Getting pregnant by multiple partners, or impregnating multiple partners is a sign of immaturity and is a real threat to society because it undermines the family unit, which is crucial to having a balanced community. Quote Right
Quote Left Doing common things with the fail to hide in a society is ''taboo'' Quote Right
Quote Left Please can we just take a moment and look at our society. What have this society became, that we can glorify situations and call it entertainment? Quote Right
Quote Left LITERATURE IS THE LOUDEST VOICE FOR THE SOCIETY ITS THUNDEROUS SCREAMS , ROARS WITH A CAUSE. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't ever question yourself...or beat yourself up trust me society will do it 24-7.. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had a simulation computer program with AI capable of reproducing our universe in all detail, then I would make a program to simulate Earth societies on the premise of empathy. If society becomes successfully adequate at empathy there would be no war, no famine, no mean parents, and no meanness to each other. Would some people choose to explore cruelty, even if only to explore empathy. Or worse, because they like it and cruelty is part of the human condition. That is a simulation I want. Quote Right
Quote Left Listen to drunk persons very carefully. What they say is what they truly feel in the deepest part of their hearts. When sober, they apologize and what they say is what is suitable for the society. Quote Right
Quote Left Gender equality means nothing until we consider it to mean that femininity and masculinity, when we consider the full scope of capabilities that they each afford humanity, are of equal value to society. Therefore, women who act out equality while suppressing their femininity do not prove equality but only the advantage of masculinity Quote Right
Quote Left It is the ultimate political incorrectness when the "me" society replaces the "we" society. Quote Right
Quote Left Such nonsense to be a trophy of society when it is society that makes life a test, and you're just a multiple choice answer. Quote Right
Quote Left "Innocence of mind decline the malice of society" Quote Right
Quote Left If you learn to live your life in a society of compromise without being compromised. You can easily make a Success of your Life without giving in to the man made restrictions or you can stand idle and watch Life pass by... Quote Right
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