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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. Rollo May
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror. Peter Kropotkin
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable. Simone de Beauvoir
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else. Garrett Hardin
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob. William Makepeace Thackeray
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. W. H. Auden
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King Jr.
The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave. James Connolly
If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled. Elizabeth Blackwell
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive. Victor Hugo
I've always wanted to work with dogs, so in high school, I worked at the Humane Society for a little while. I honestly think, even today, that would be the other career I would go into. Somehow I would be involved with animals. Maggie Lawson
A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad. Oliver Ellsworth
But you see, our society is still trapped in this binary, black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It's had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society. Maya Angelou
Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action. Dorothy Day
I believe in what I believe, and I think after all these years I've heard a lot of arguments, and I'm convinced by the superiority of the arguments that are made on the conservative side. I think that's a better way to run a society. Charles Krauthammer
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors. Robert W. Service
But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives. Jeb Bush
The great drama of Russian history has been between its state and society. Put simply, Russia has always had too much state and not enough society. Fareed Zakaria
We wanted to describe society from our Left point of view. Per had written political books, but they'd only sold 300 copies. We realised that people read crime and through the stories we could show the reader that under the official image of welfare-state Sweden there was another layer of poverty, criminality and brutality. Maj Sjowall
As a very young girl, I understood that the interior activities of the home are as significant as the exterior activities of society. Laura Esquivel
George Washington participated as a vestryman in his local congregation, but that didn't really imply any particular kind of religious belief. This was necessary in order to participate in the society. Matthew Stewart
I didn't really understand racism because I grew up in an all-black society, so I didn't see how it was possible not to like me! Jamaica Kincaid
The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats. Norman Finkelstein
You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it. Jacob K. Javits
Women do feel like they're in a box. Society, Hollywood, some men-they want to wrap women up in a neat little package. Sherilyn Fenn
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam. Lyndon B. Johnson
Just as important as our society as a whole are our small communities: our neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. Jens Stoltenberg
Individual liberty, the basic underpinning of American society, requires constant defense against the encroachment of the state. Paul Singer
Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require. Robert Foster Bennett
Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century. Dennis Prager
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations. Mikhail Bakunin
You cannot have a society where you spend more than you earn. I mean, it's just fundamentally not viable in the long run. Azim Premji
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted. John Ralston Saul
In the past, human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other, especially in highly stressful situations. Daisaku Ikeda
When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family. Lauryn Hill
It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. Tom Brokaw
Nothing ever gets settled in this town. a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer. George P. Shultz
I'll never look down on and I love running into actors who say 'Oh yeah, I did a soap.' I say 'Tell me which one!' It's like being a member of a secret society. Nathan Fillion
A practical way to travel between the stars is a must-have for space opera, and a sine qua non for our frequently vaunted future as a galactic society. Seth Shostak
Society and medicine treat us all as members of populations, whereas as individuals we are all unique, and population statistics do not apply. Craig Venter
Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual. Friedrich Schiller
The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption. Robert Trout
To me, the tragedy about this whole image-obsessed society is that young girls get so caught up in just achieving that they forget to realize that they have so much more to offer the world. America Ferrera
Proponents of same-sex marriage regularly label opponents 'radical' and 'extremist.' However, given that no society in thousands of years has allowed same-sex marriage, it is, by definition, the proponents of same-sex marriage whose position is radical and extreme. Dennis Prager
We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society. Anne Lamott
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like. David Crystal
My only model for being a father was my father, an illiterate on the margin of society. Gerard Depardieu
Providing 'freemium' cloud storage to society is not a crime. What will Hollywood do when smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transfer a movie file within milliseconds? Kim Dotcom
Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression. Joseph Jarman
I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop. Alanis Morissette
What is a society without a heroic dimension? Jean Baudrillard
Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes. Judi Dench
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. Eugene Ionesco
I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle. Maria Mitchell
If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece. Peter Maxwell Davies
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. Solon
What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society. Robert Reich
Any society that could come here could pick up the lights from New York. What should we do about that? Should we darken New York from now until the last human expires? Would we want to turn off all the radars at JFK airport? Seth Shostak
It is the task of theologians to establish the limits of justice and injustice regarding the intrinsic goodness or wickedness of an act; it is the task of the observer of public life to establish the relationships of political justice and injustice, that is, of what is useful or harmful to society. Cesare Beccaria
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense. Theodor Adorno
To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society. bell hooks
The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages. Zebulon Pike
I think that the path that I took was normal in the American society where young women and men are not trained as to how to make the transition from being a girl to being a woman, from being a boy to being a man. And so I think that most young people in America live by trial and error, and not by parental instruction, community guidance. Sister Souljah
Terms like that, 'Humane Society,' are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. Barbara Kingsolver
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed? Milton Friedman
Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society. Maajid Nawaz
Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead. Augustus Y. Napier
In many cases, jobs that used to be done by people are going to be able to be done through automation. I don't have an answer to that. That's one of the more perplexing problems of society. John Sculley
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Clearly, the decision-making that we rely on in society is fallible. It's highly fallible, and we should know that. Daniel Kahneman
Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you. Barbara Amiel
When public figures remain silent about depression, there is a cost to the rest of society. Silence contributes to the misperception that successful people do not get depressed, and it keeps the public from seeing that treatment allows many individuals to return to competitive professional lives. Kay Redfield Jamison
In society, there is enormous pressure for us to try and look good, to be politically correct, to say the right things, to be polite and basically to sacrifice ourselves on the way. Thalia
Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society. Todd Gitlin
Non-human primates spend hours a day grooming each other. And with humans, touching is also important. It's a way to form bonds and connect in modern society. But you can also speed up the use of conscious purposes once you're aware of that, and it can be manipulated. Leonard Mlodinow
In the end, does it really matter if newspapers physically disappear? Probably not: the world is always changing. But does it matter if organisations independent enough and rich enough to employ journalists to do their job disappear? Yes, that matters hugely; it affects the whole of life and society. Andrew Marr
To have a baby, raise him and educate him, is something very valuable. But we, as a society, don't see it that way. Ricardo Salinas Pliego
When you talk about the economic process of a society, sometimes we separate it into two stories. One is about monetary variables. But then, we very often assume the underlying arrangement, the other variable, is 'perfect competition,' which means people do whatever they are supposed to do. Leonid Hurwicz
As a society, I think older women are marginalized, but I think that has changed so much in the last twenty years. Melinda McGraw
It is our responsibility to explain to the public how an often unpredictable system of justice is one that serves a productive, civilized, but always evolving, society. Sonia Sotomayor
Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: 'This is me, it has to be me.' And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away. Ricky Martin
Sweden is a great country. What is not so great is that we have a society that, in a way, says it's great if you don't look right, if you don't look left, if you just look straight forward. Michael Nyqvist
When the Internet really first started to hit, people felt this would be the death blow: after suburbs and long commutes and television and the death of the family dinner, this would be the last straw that would totally break society. Alex Steffen
A common measure of poverty is how much money you have in relation to other people - that is useful as far as it goes, but that excludes the case of, say, a hunter in the rainforest who has no money but is not poor. And there can be a number of people with money but who can consider themselves unwanted or invisible or estranged from society. William T. Vollmann
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration. Herbert Read
I believe that raising the status of women in Turkey is a responsibility shared by everyone. It is not only in Turkey; we are still in need of serious support for the role of women in business and society all around the world. Guler Sabanci
One does, after all, take on many of the givens of a society when one takes on its language. Alma Guillermoprieto
Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders. Lawrence Lessig
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions. Michel Foucault
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. Salvador Dali
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all. Joseph P. Bradley
But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you. Jerry Garcia
Just looking at society as a whole, there are a lot of different things that we are not doing as a group to make sure we are close. Everything is in transit. People are moving from place to place. You can have a neighbor you live next to for five years and never speak to, and nobody has a problem with that. Will Shields
Blacks commit murder eight times more per capita than any other group in our society. If I had put all of my police officers on Park Avenue and none in Harlem, thousands and thousands more blacks would've been killed during the eight years that I was mayor. Rudy Giuliani
All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries. Desmond Tutu
There is no doubt that, as a society, we have become blase about the importance of marriage as a stabilising influence and less inclined to prize it as a worthwhile institution. Keith O'Brien
With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language. John Strachan
What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters. Alfred Russel Wallace
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. Jean de la Bruyere
I like the idea of playing people outside of society. That's where I tend to be drawn. Sean Harris
The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society. George Gilder
The stage of the development of the productive forces determines the political and ideological superstructure of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization. Earl Browder
I'm sure mothers are important across every culture, but particularly in Korean society, the role of the mother is of great importance. Bong Joon-ho
The baby boomer surge is forcing society to face decisions about costs - and particularly what is valuable. It's senseless for clinicians and governments to bear these choices alone; a sad effect of needless paternalism is that it places a false burden on responsible people. Dave deBronkart
The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society. James Anthony Froude
America is a knowledge-based society, where information counts as much as material resources. Therefore those with the power to define what qualifies as knowledge - to determine what are the accepted facts - wield the greatest social and political power. Nancy Pearcey
I'm a long-term optimist, and I don't think the problems with our society are from being overly optimistic. Ken MacLeod
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. Kofi Annan
I love the wry motto of the Paleontological Society, meant both literally and figuratively, for hammers are the main tool of our trade: Frango ut patefaciam - I break in order to reveal. Stephen Jay Gould
If you are ambitious to talk well, you must be as much as possible in the society of well-bred, cultured people. If you seclude yourself, though you are a college graduate, you will be a poor converser. Orison Swett Marden
Mainstream American society finds it easiest to be tolerant when the outsider chooses to minimize the differences that separate him from the majority. The country club opens its doors to Jews. The university welcomes African-Americans. Heterosexuals extend the privilege of marriage to the gay community. Malcolm Gladwell
When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society. Michael Bloomberg
I think any self-respecting educational institution ought to judge its policies by its best estimate of what their long-term consequences for their students and for the society will be. Derek Bok
If you dig deep and keep peeling the onion, artists and freelance writers are the leaders in society - the people who start to get new ideas out. Allan Savory
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity. Rob Portman
There was a village watercolour society and they'd come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously. Nicolas Roeg
The best people to provide valuable information about any society are the children of that society who belong to its culture and are part of its collective conscience. Wadah Khanfar
I'm a father to four kids, so it bothers me that even though our children think big naturally, our society systematically trains them out of thinking that way. Astro Teller
The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday. Felix Adler
Our society is pluralistic. We who accept the privilege of membership in that society agree to respect the people's right to live by their own religious precepts. Lewis B. Smedes
I've come to the conclusion that military style weapons really don't have any place in our society. We ought to reinstate the assault weapons ban that served us well for 10 years from 1994 to 2004. Mark Udall
The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort. C. J. Cherryh
New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture. Deepak Chopra
Our modern society - especially in the West, and especially now - reveres youth. Clint Eastwood
Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society. Hubert Humphrey
Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly. Herman Kahn
Corporate executives need to re-frame their responsibilities to include the interests of all the stakeholders in society at large; not just shareholders, but also employees, the citizens of our communities, and those who care about the environment. Simon Mainwaring
Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society. Muhammad Yunus
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles. John Kasich
A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice. Ferdinand Buisson
With 'Arrested Development,' we tried showing the deep disdain that connects a family. We wanted to hold up a mirror to American society. And, just as predicted, America looked away. Mitchell Hurwitz
I believe we should work to end all racism in American society and staunchly defend the inherent rights of every person. Rand Paul
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases. John Ruskin
Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society. Brian Behlendorf
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored. Jean de la Bruyere
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. William S. Burroughs
It's very difficult in our society. You cannot impose certain behavioral changes. Education can do it at the right time, probably by high school. After that it is too late. Luc Montagnier
My childhood, I would say, was a bit sad. Society resents that. Columba Bush
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself. Naguib Mahfouz
I think that writers are, at best, outsiders to the society they inhabit. They have a kind of detachment, or try to have. John Irving
You can't gaze in the crystal ball and see the future. What the Internet is going to be in the future is what society makes it. Bob Kahn
I just hope that people, women specifically, embrace that side of themselves that maybe is a little nuts or that society tells us is crazy. Jenny Mollen
I think we're living in a world where society is very difficult. Steven Seagal
I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it's not for them. It's for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors. Danica McKellar
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it. Kenneth L. Pike
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. Thomas Paine
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. John Ralston Saul
It's very hard to imagine the phrase 'consumer society' used so cheerfully, and interpreted so enthusiastically, in England. Julie Burchill
He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else. Shel Silverstein
Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded. Susan George
In Elizabethan England or classical Athens... theater was at the center of, not culture, but society and politics and religion and civic engagement. Those things have a different audience. Diane Paulus
We are both disturbed and fascinated by visions of bleak futures, predictions of what might come if we as a society aren't careful. Marie Lu
Curiously, a principle affects your life whether you are aware of it or not. For instance, the principle of gravity was working long before the apple ever fell on Newton's head. But once it did, and he understood it, then we as a society were free to harness this principle to create, among other things, airline flight. Andy Andrews
There should be - we should have a society that, whether you're catching the train to anywhere, Frankston or Cranbourne or Craigieburn late at night, you should be able to do it with safety, and, increasingly, you are. Denis Napthine
What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact. J. William Fulbright
Look at our society. Everyone wants to be thin, but nobody wants to diet. Everyone wants to live long, but few will exercise. Everybody wants money, yet seldom will anyone budget or control their spending. John C. Maxwell
That's what it's about, how society changes people but people can also change society. It only takes a few people to do things and help themselves instead of sitting around on their asses. She has a very global outlook on life and all sorts of things. Mary Hansen
Our democratic values also include - and our national security demands - open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects. John O. Brennan
It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. Betty Friedan
Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where some have forgotten that it is the family, not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society. Jim Ryun
We need to create a society where girls and women are getting the same encouragement and support to build their careers as the boys and men are. From the start. Matt McGorry
Service to society is the rent we pay for living on this planet. Joseph Murray
Food is the main engine that drives connectedness, relationship in Chinese society. Nicole Mones
On a very, very basic level, I'm definitely pro market because with the market comes the idea of the individual and the idea of specialisation, and I personally like being an individual and choosing my interactions. I don't see culture moving away from that, like back to a farming society. You couldn't do that with the amount of people we have. Tino Sehgal
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another. Mahatma Gandhi
Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness. Hugh Miller
I don't know why in society when a woman demands perfection she is called crazy. Janice Dickinson
If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow. Jon Meacham
The hometown economic elite - rich local families or individuals whom people used to praise or revile, read about in the society pages, and gossip about incessantly - disappeared from most American cities decades ago. Timothy Noah
As intelligent and responsible filmmakers, working in a free society, we have a duty to ensure that our chosen medium is a force for good. Especially in this ever-more complex and difficult world. David Puttnam
The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection. William H. Seward
Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively. Deepak Chopra
Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew. Mikhail Khodorkovsky
In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. Geoffrey Fisher
I don't understand and don't enjoy sci-fi, and it's just that if people aren't real, and they don't live in a real and recognizable society, I don't understand what to do. Peter Morgan
I'm under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry. Helen Mirren
I think if you give in and accept society's stereotypes, then you start thinking, 'I cannot dance till late at night because I'm 70.' Yoko Ono
Corporate conglomerates run without regulation do not work in the service of society, and run reckless and unchecked whenever possible. Robert Greenwald
Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction. Daisaku Ikeda
I was in every club and extra-curricular activity at high school, and I was in the National Honor Society. Joni Eareckson Tada
We are in a tech-heavy society, plunging headlong into an unknown future. Science fiction is what allows you to stand back and analyze the impact of that and put it in context of how it affects people. J. Michael Straczynski
At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism. Vladimir Putin
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society. Kelly Reilly
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art. John Trudell
My mum thought my TV and film addiction was laziness. If you're an immigrant, you know you'll never be an accepted part of society, but you hope your children will be, and you try to make them essential to the community in a practical way - being a doctor or a lawyer. Acting was beyond their comprehension. Sanjeev Bhaskar
I think so many times in our society we focus so much on just the end result; when we finally reach that point we realize that was never the true goal. Apolo Ohno
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all. Charles B. Rangel
You should know as much as you can about the human species if you have a hand in designing human society. Frans de Waal
I think one thing with Sweden is that in some way the Swedish society is a very good society, almost perfect on the surface. That is something that makes the writers forced to see what is underneath the surface, because it's always something underneath the surface, of course. Alexander Ahndoril
I can remember back as far as age 8, performing with the Boston Folk Song Society. It was a Woody Guthrie song. Frank Black
The role of culture is that it's the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we've been, where we hope to be. Wendell Pierce
My favorite records are, like, The Pretty Things' 'Parachute' and 'S.F. Sorrow' and The Mothers of Invention's 'We're Only in It for the Money' and The Kinks' 'Village Green Preservation Society' - these records that have a story - even if it's not a literal story - because of how they're sequenced and flow. It's like a novel with sound. Ty Segall
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected. Irrfan Khan
The challenge for Muslims in America is to respect the fears of ordinary people while resisting the exploitation of those fears by political parties, lobbies and sectors of the media. To meet this challenge, Muslims must reassess their own involvement, behavior and contributions in American society. Tariq Ramadan
I have not been part of an active counterculture movement, as it is not the approach that I have personally pursued to create a qualitatively beneficial and meaningful impact on society. Al Seckel
Women leading big corporations or assuming various important social and political roles is still considered newsworthy, which clearly shows the need to further support and enhance the role of women in society. Guler Sabanci
I was very fortunate to be elected to the Society of Fellows at Harvard, which is, in effect, a small research center where you are given three years to do whatever work you want. Robert Darnton
Over the course of history, many Jews have ultimately embraced Christianity - some forcibly, some in order to advance in non-Jewish society, some out of wholehearted belief. Meir Soloveichik
However democratic and egalitarian we kid ourselves into thinking society might be, I think that sense of entitlement operates as basically and viciously as it always did. Rory Kinnear
For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet. Jermaine Jackson
I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism. Abdallah II of Jordan
Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society. Anna Lindh
We have a real role in how our own collective lives, our nation, and our world and society turn out. Seizing those opportunities is important, and disasters are sometimes one of those opportunities. Rebecca Solnit
An artist must create. If she doesn't, she will become a menace to society. Maria Semple
Divorced from the cosmos, from nature, from society and from each other, we have become fractured and fragmented. Daisaku Ikeda
Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation. Henry Anatole Grunwald
But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old, affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event. Janet Suzman
Pretty soon we'll have robots in our society, you're going to have a lot of automated processes that used to be done by people - this is happening. Society and technology is changing so fast, and the impact of the change on society and technology is global, not local. Jose Padilha
It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It's not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. Gary Ackerman
American society is still puritanical. Nick Nolte
The American automobile has changed the habits of every member of modern society. Raymond Loewy
A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important. Lee R. Raymond
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours. William Ralph Inge
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible. Dave Obey
If someone says to you, 'Go to an old-folks' home,' that's kind of ridiculous, because a lot of old people are doing terrific things for society. Myron Scholes
According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for. Allen Tate
In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society. Lord Mountbatten
If the guardians of society, the protectors of 'young persons,' could have had their way, we should have known nothing of Byron or Shelley. The voices that thrill the world would now be silent. Robert G. Ingersoll
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society. Henrik Ibsen
Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them. Nicholas Meyer
You don't have to go very far away from Scandinavia to realize what an idyllic society it is. Susanne Bier
Just because society says I'm old doesn't mean I am. Sylvester Stallone
I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for an individual and a society. Bernhard Goetz
If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves. Howard Zinn
Certainly another Brad Sherman might be annoying, but it isn't something society doesn't know how to deal with. But a new level of human being is something else. Brad Sherman
By simply capitalizing on core strengths and knowledge, companies and entrepreneurs can engage in an emerging business model that will enable them to create - and demonstrate - real, sustainable social impact in society. Muhammad Yunus
'Diversity' is a wonderfully seductive word. It stresses differences rather than commonalities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A 'diverse,' peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. Richard Lamm
You tell me which society is going to be the winner in this 21st Century: One that worries about how we feel or the one that worries about making sure that the next generation has the capacity to eat everybody's lunch. Jeb Bush
Consciousness-one level is understanding where we are in space. Consciousness two is where we understand our position in society: who's top dog, who's underdog and who's in the middle. And type-three consciousness is simulating the future. And type-three consciousness, only humans have this ability to see far into the future. Michio Kaku
Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures. Francis Parkman
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. Shirley Chisholm
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. Carl Sandburg
Once boys' and men's challenges are clear, the question 'why now' quickly becomes 'why didn't we see this sooner?' The answer? Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Warren Farrell
Unfortunately, the more chaotic the society, the greater is the desire for conservative, nonconfrontational art. Kate Braverman
I think America's obsession with guns and with violence in media and society is a horrible sickness. Jeff Lemire
I am still attracted to stories about people who are considered to be on the outside of society. I still seek inspiration from those stories. Mira Nair
The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom. Madeleine Albright
I don't know if anybody thought about how much impact the iPhone could have on society. Henry Samueli
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction. Christopher Lasch
It is economically irrational to exclude large environmental costs from the balance sheets of the producers and the consumers. You are only kidding yourself if you export those costs on to society as a whole. John Holdren
How can you contribute towards building the Indian society and the Indian nation? No better way than to upgrade the quality of young people in school, particularly the schools which are run by the state government in the villages. Azim Premji
Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras, Plato, and Cicero, just to name a few, all lived in pagan societies. Some of the greatest political and military leaders of all time, such as Alexander the Great, Pericles of Athens, Hannibal of Carthage, and Julius Caesar of Rome, were all pagans, or else living in a pagan society. Brendan Myers
The question is not, will there be difficulties and threats to our existence, but how will we deal with them and what can we learn from them. How can they become blessings to society, as a life threatening disease is to an individual, by teaching us about the meaning of our life and existence? Bernie Siegel
It teaches us how to run our lives individually. How to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that. Paul Broun
That I have the right to express myself freely at all times in all circumstances entails the idea that free speech is a 'basic human right' possessed by each individual, and, as such, trumps the interests of the society or group, including my neighbour. Tom Stoppard
The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it. Caitlin Moran
Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this. Muhtar Kent
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive. Hugh Kingsmill
Men were only made into 'men' with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally 'a man' any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse. Wyndham Lewis
We from every religion feel comfortable in Britain because there is a host. The Church of England is a good host, it has been a major force in shaping England into such a tolerant society. Jonathan Sacks
American Society for Psychical Research Journals were all around the house when I was a kid. Dan Aykroyd
Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society. John Polanyi
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. Robertson Davies
We are all affected by the time we are born into, and of course that feeds into your work. Society is based on storytelling - religious myths, opera, film - and 1968 was always seen as a time of rupture and fragmentation. I have always been interested in those words. Doug Aitken
In any society, there will be the whole spectrum of views. You will get the extremists on the far right and also the far left. Najib Razak
The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on. Albert J. Nock
I think nowadays, women are breaking the borders or the boundaries and also trying to give a new interpretation in terms of impact you can have to the society. Yang Lan
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. Bill Vaughan
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. Carl Sagan
It's going to be interesting to see how society deals with artificial intelligence, but it will definitely be cool. Colin Angle
There is no society ever discovered in the remotest corner of the world that has not had something that we would consider the arts. Visual arts - decoration of surfaces and bodies - appears to be a human universal. Steven Pinker
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. Al Roker
I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society. Charles Kuralt
Society can take two roads - the road to genuine prosperity, or the road to artificial stimulus. The first results in a permanent higher standard of living for all; the latter creates an inflationary boom that cannot last. Mark Skousen
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people. Robert W. Service
I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed - geared toward improving our entire society. Laurene Powell Jobs
Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy. Zac Goldsmith
Society isn't good at dealing with people who have something concrete to feel guilty about or who are dealing with a loss. Darin Strauss
A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world. Ibrahim Babangida
Foreign journalists writing about Turkey like to focus on the most fundamental divide in Turkish society: the rift between religious conservatives and secularists. Mustafa Akyol
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help. Carter Burwell
The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men. Katherine Dunn
All of my work has been about ideas of utopia and dystopia. I think that's what gives America interest. It's many things all at once. It's such a complicated society. Joel Sternfeld
I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government. Yitzhak Rabin
One action society needs to take is to use energy much more efficiently. Instead of incandescent light bulbs, you could switch to LEDs that consume a lot less electricity, for example. Mario J. Molina
But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital! Stephen Covey
I am a member of the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society; I visit sacred places such as Devil's Tower and the Medicine Wheel. These places are important to me, because they've been made sacred by sacrifice, by the investment of blood and experience and story. N. Scott Momaday
'Utopia' is a positive and constructive program that gives people the opportunity, if you can start all over again, start from scratch and create laws and make decisions, will you be able to build a society that is better than the one we have; will it be chaos or happiness. John de Mol, Jr.
When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue. Yoshihiko Noda
With others, I feel betrayed that those who had the authority in the Church to stop Brendan Smyth failed to act on the evidence I gave them. However, I also accept that I was part of an unhelpful culture of deference and silence in society and the Church, which thankfully is now a thing of the past. Sean Brady
Today's society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items. Paul Sweeney
If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators. Ben Stein
Patriotism is the secret resource of a successful society. Michael Ignatieff
Society is better off without certain people. Bernhard Goetz
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already. Johann Kaspar Lavater
When I was 21 I stopped and got married. I tried for a while to be the perfect wife, society this, society that but it wasn't working, so after about a year I went back to work. Pia Zadora
Sweden is still a very peaceful country to live in. I think that people in Britain have created this mythology about Sweden, that it's a perfect democratic society full of erotically charged girls. Henning Mankell
The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand interdependence. Peter Senge
Rewards are directly proportional to the suspect and his peers' status in society: $100,000 was offered in the Moxley case. It meant nothing to millionaires. Mark Fuhrman
French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that. Charlotte Rampling
Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society. Zaha Hadid
As I get older I think, contrary to modern assumption but in line with the old Lerner and Lowe song, that it would actually benefit both them and society if - to quote Professor Higgins - a woman could be more like a man. Julie Burchill
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. Emma Goldman
I think there's an awful lot of noise about the Church being persecuted but there is a more real issue that the conventional churches face - that the people who are really driving their revival and success believe in an old-time religion which, in my view, is incompatible with a modern, multi-ethnic, multicultural society. Trevor Phillips
What I worry about is the lack of understanding in society around the world that there is a divide in the world between those who have and those who do not. Magdi Yacoub
Look at what caused people to make a lot of money and you will see that usually it is in proportion to their production of what the society wanted. Ray Dalio
In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. J. William Fulbright
With a global society hungry for luxury, distribution and supply chains are now as important for executives as a hands-on feel for products. Suzy Menkes
Society needs people who can manage projects in addition to handling individual tasks. Marilyn vos Savant
Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle. Mark Kelly
I think our Western society is very much about, 'Tuck your head in; make sure you're safe. Don't rock the boat.' Cate Blanchett
We all want to judge; it's an intrinsic part of our society and human nature. I'm not surprised that talent shows are hits, but I'm glad some of them aren't so brutal. Melissa Etheridge
Most people believe, mistakenly, that wealth in a human society has something to do with money, but that's not true. Money is simply a medium of exchange. Prosperity in a human society is the accumulation of solutions to human problems that we create for ourselves. Nick Hanauer
Financial institutions, the corporate world and civil society - all must uphold high standards of probity in their working. Only a genuine partnership between the Government and its people can bring about positive change to create a just society. Pratibha Patil
Conservatives want smaller government. They want to focus on market-based solutions wherever one can. They want to have as little regulation as possible. But in general, they recognize that government must play an important role for a society to operate. Norman Ornstein
Climate change deniers would have us believe that oil, gas, and coal are the only ways to power a modern, industrialized society. They are wrong, and the proof is all around us. Frances Beinecke
The goal of a just society should be to provide satisfying work with a living wage to all its citizens. Michael Dirda
The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities. Yoko Ono
The most important impact on society and the world is the cell phone. Cell phones have actually been one of the primary drivers in productivity improvements. Fabrice Grinda
I have not been part of an active counterculture movement, as it is not the approach that I have personally pursued to create a qualitatively beneficial and meaningful impact on society. Perhaps, my belief is along the old saying that 'it is always better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.' Al Seckel
I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP's tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates. Eliot Spitzer
I am a believer in Adam Smith, who says that if you look at something that really contributes value to society, and you can deliver it at a reasonable price, then society will recognise that at some point because rational behaviour will come into play. David Cheriton
The novel at its nineteenth-century pinnacle was a Judaized novel: George Eliot and Dickens and Tolstoy were all touched by the Jewish covenant: they wrote of conduct and of the consequences of conduct: they were concerned with a society of will and commandment. Cynthia Ozick
I haven't isolated myself. I am not living on a yacht somewhere. I am not tucked away or behind a gate somewhere. I am not flying on a private plane. I am going to the airport, I am with people, some of the interactions are good, some of them are not so good, but it keeps me in touch with being, you know, part of society. Nicolas Cage
We want to use the environment to shift the way our society works. Ma Jun
Art has to be reflective of our society. David Zayas
I love pop music because you can really see what's currently happening in society. Marina and the Diamonds
People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society. Those failures - joined with the similar failures of others - can readily have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. John Roberts
For me, appropriations bills are the glue. These are the bills that must move, no matter what, to keep the government functioning as a reliable element of our society. The Appropriations Committee shouldn't be the most political place to be; it's the place where we have to make the institution function for the country. Marcy Kaptur
The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve. Evelyn Glennie
That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another. Kenneth L. Pike
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others. Barry Bonds
I insist that there is nothing sacred in the life of an invader, and there is no valid principle of human society that forbids the invaded to protect themselves in whatever way they can. Benjamin Tucker
In order for a society to survive, it must generate a sufficient level of physical production both to meet its current needs, and to produce a surplus for upgrading its productive powers. Robert Trout
When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger
I believe that the family unit has fundamentally been the most positive thing for society, and I don't believe that any minority has the right to create changes that impact on the majority. Stephen Baldwin
There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see. Naguib Mahfouz
I think that many people are ashamed when they feel afraid. There's this thing in our society that you're not allowed to feel scared. You have to be a man and put on a brave face, but we all have fears. Eli Roth
We believe... that by encouraging critical thinking and processing of knowledge we are creating full, well-rounded human beings... that will enable Qatar to build up its society. You cannot build a healthy society without giving your citizens a sense of ownership. Otherwise, they will not share with you the responsibilities. Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
For many centuries Chinese society has been free of class distinctions such as are found even in advanced democracies. Chiang Kai-shek
At its most basic the democratic contract is a simple one: the right to vote comes with a responsibility to society, through tax payments and citizenship. Lucy Powell
We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest. Philip Gilbert Hamerton
I think that we live in a highly specialized, technologically advanced society. Highly developed societies tend to have very remote understandings about what underlies our prosperity. Paolo Bacigalupi
Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people. Steve Chabot
Kids are really tougher than adults, but we tend to forget this in an affluent society that lets kids indulge themselves. Cynthia Voigt
I started 'Society's Child' on a bus in East Orange as I was going home from school. I saw a black and white couple sitting there and started thinking about it. Janis Ian
I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it. Ian MacKaye
Academic sociologists have been trained to conceive of their discipline - sociology - as the scientific study of society, and to remit to the sister discipline of psychology the study of individuals. Richard Wall
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are. John W. Gardner
When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can't believe how much it's a part of your thinking. Shelby Foote
It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure. Richard Carlson
Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to entertain, but I also want to say something to the world. Gina Prince-Bythewood
In return, society rewards those who give it what it wants. That is why how much money people have earned is a rough measure of how much they gave society what it wanted. Ray Dalio
Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile. J. B. Priestley
We in the press have a special role since there is no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable. I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail only if the American people are informed. Helen Thomas
Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions. Randa Abdel-Fattah
How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society. Julia Ward Howe
If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk. Joshua Lederberg
The purpose of our justice system is to reflect the values of our society and to punish those who violate our standards. Stella Young
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society. David Hume
Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature. Malcolm Boyd
When we try to push the envelope, there are certain sectors of society that say this is a Zionist plot to sort of destabilize our country, or this is an American agenda. Abdallah II of Jordan
We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society. Joe Biden
However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world. Kenzaburo Oe
Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work. Jeff Bingaman
There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men. Catherine Deneuve
For me, I want to see diversity in storytelling sources because we live in a very diverse society, and the stories are for the whole society. That's really important. For me, as a female filmmaker, when I was out on the festival circuit on 2006, I felt like such a freaking anomaly - an oddity. Lynn Shelton
I say I just happen to be gay. It's just like everything else - I've been on the board of The Humane Society, and I'm a vegetarian, but these are just some of the things that define me as a person. They don't define me in general. James Costos
In 1893, Miss M. Roalfe Cox brought together, in a volume of the Folk-Lore Society, no less than 345 variants of 'Cinderella' and kindred stories showing how widespread this particular formula was throughout Europe and how substantially identical the various incidents as reproduced in each particular country. Joseph Jacobs
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. Xun Zi
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data. John Naisbitt
Laws against things like drugs are inhumane, and create an inhumane society and inhumane law enforcement. I know what's causing violence in America - the damn drug laws. Michael Moriarty
Somewhere along the way to free-market capitalism, the United States became the most wasteful society on the planet. Paul Hawken
No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law. James F. Cooper
The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve. Ahmed Chalabi
When all you can think of is your own personal problems, you have nothing to give to your society. If you're trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from, you can't go march on Washington. Ani DiFranco
I am not a socialite, though I seem to have got the reputation for being one. I have some very good friends who happen to be in so-called Society; but Society as such is a bore and holds no fascination for me. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process. Larry Harvey
Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father. Keith O'Brien
I am a communist and a worker, and I have lived in a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves. Lee Harvey Oswald
Look at any country that's plagued with poverty, disease or violence; the antidote is girls. Girls are the antibodies to many of society's ills. Queen Rania of Jordan
In just about every area of society, there's nothing more important than ethics. Henry Paulson
Society tells you that when you're old you have to retire. You have to defy that. Yoko Ono
The one thing that advances a society is not technology or so-called development; it's love - that one principle. Tom Shadyac
I love to talk to children about making mistakes. It's important that I tell them about how I don't get it right the first time. We live in such a perfectionist society, and they see so many finished products and polished performances. Patricia MacLachlan
In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint. Jonathan Sacks
The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think. Vanessa Redgrave
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society. Brigitte Bardot
We should get rid of the SAT as fast as we can. Look, there are bigger problems in society. This is not the biggest problem we have. But it's so easy to get rid of it. Right? Just pull the plug. John Katzman
Almost everything about American society is affected by World War II: our feelings about race; our feelings about gender and the empowerment of women, moving women into the workplace; our feelings about our role in the world. All of that comes in a very direct way out of World War II. Rick Atkinson
My life has been that of someone who has moved from the countryside to the society. To make that transition, I have had to learn a lot. Gong Li
If a Martian came down to Earth and watched television, he'd come to conclusion that all the world's society is based on Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. He'd be amazed that our society hasn't collapsed. Michio Kaku
Americans have a warrior's mentality, most of them. That's how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. Isabel Allende
I never expected to run into a room and suddenly I belonged. I figured people who live on the fringes of society, they're more free. They can choose to visit anywhere; they don't belong to anywhere. It's like being without a nation, in a way. Mark Bradford
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society. B. R. Ambedkar
So this is all part of a free society. People are entitled to hold whatever view they want, and the media can report things how they wish. Alexander Downer
Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans, respect and value the meaning of decency, and appreciate public institutions that reflect the common values of our society. Mike Rogers
Democracy as a promise means that society can never be just enough and that the self-reflection and struggles that enable all members of the community to participate in the decisions and institutions that shape their lives must be continually debated, safeguarded, and preserved at all costs. Henry Giroux
The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having him simulate homosexual activity, and having an American GI woman in the photographs, is the end of society in their eyes. Seymour Hersh
The mother's love for her child is very strong in Korean society - almost on the borderline of being an obsession. Bong Joon-ho
I think people really need to think what it's like to have all of society arrayed against you. Octavia E. Butler
I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society. Matt LeBlanc
We're in a period where society seems very attracted to flash, and that seeps into people's musical taste. K. D. Lang
Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society. A. Bartlett Giamatti
We do have a distorted view of our fantasies in society, but that's because we don't talk about them enough. Sasha Grey
I hate the idea that I have to represent any particular section of society; I just write good telly, that's all. Russell T Davies
People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time. Don McLean
When a woman earns a dollar, the payback is higher. She'll invest in her children, in their education, health care, and basic needs. The impact of a woman's role in the economy benefits society at large. Andrea Jung
The rate of change and innovation occurring across the entire spectrum of society demands that a company like XL utilize the highest level of analytics and information to solve problems for our clients. Mike McGavick
I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them. Matt Gonzalez
I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked. Gerard Butler
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. Hunter S. Thompson
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society. Daniel Barenboim
We live in a kissy society. Michael Bergin
In Japan, the writers have made up a literary community, a circle, a society. I think 90 percent of Japan's writers live in Tokyo. Naturally, they make a community. There are groups and customs, and so they are tied up in a way. Haruki Murakami
Unfortunately, the cyber threat to 'the grid' is only one means of eviscerating the soft underbelly of American society. Another which has been getting increasing attention could be delivered via the kind of nuclear-armed ballistic missile that Iran and North Korea have been developing: a strategic electro-magnetic pulse attack. Frank Gaffney
I try to persuade people to act in ways that are not only in their own interest, but in the interest of society at large. Eric Schlosser
The solution to women's issues can only be achieved in a free and democratic society in which human energy is liberated, the energy of both women and men together. Our civilization is called human civilization and is not attributed only to men or women. Tawakkol Karman
This war of choice in Iraq is undermining the very fabric of American society. Raul Grijalva
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them. George Soros
I like the idea of trying to influence society by taking a brief, then maybe subtly changing it or looking at it in a new way to see what interesting things can emerge. Richard Rogers
The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts. Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration. The structure of family and society will inevitably change. Toshihiko Fukui
Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable in war; disposable in work. We need warriors and volunteer firefighters, so we label these men heroes. Warren Farrell
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority. Simone de Beauvoir
Society will decide after the technology is created what we will and won't accept. Jesse Eisenberg
Society doesn't like to deal with death, but it is a natural part of living. Harmon Killebrew
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal. E. M. Forster
If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society. Eliza Dushku
In 1952, I had gone to England on a literary pilgrimage, but what I also saw, even at that distance from the blitz, were bombed-out ruins and an enervated society, while the continent was still, psychologically, in the grip of its recent atrocities. Cynthia Ozick
Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today. Olusegun Obasanjo
But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives. Joan D. Vinge
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. August Strindberg
Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies. Tomas Transtromer
The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society. Mike Fitzpatrick
You shouldn't get to live in society and give nothing back. People complain about their taxes, yet they do nothing for the community. That makes me furious. Kathleen Turner
You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind. Bashir Assad
It's a rare and precious thing to be close to suffering because our society - in many ways - tells us that suffering is wrong. If it's our own suffering, we try to hide it or isolate ourselves. If others are suffering, we're taught to put them away somewhere so we don't have to see it. Sharon Salzberg
Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds. Elfriede Jelinek
Over all, many of society's values are a cesspool. Bernadine Dohrn
There are winners and there are losers. And as much as we would like to help the losers, if we do it in the way that directs the limited capital of the society to support the low-productivity parts of the economy, it means that the rest of the economy - our overall standard of living - will not rise as much as it could. Alan Greenspan
We don't know yet how to build a society which is environmentally sustainable, which is shareable with everybody on the planet, which promotes stability and democracy and human rights, and which is achievable in the time-frame necessary to make it through the challenges we face. Alex Steffen
I always said if I could figure out a way to grow Kleenex and toilet paper on trees, we could pull the plug on society. Joel Salatin
A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. Robert Bork
Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society. Edward Bond
The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The women's movement was always going to work in two parts. With one part, we'd break open the doors that were closed to women, and with the other part, we'd walk through, transforming society for men and women. Turns out it was a lot easier to open the doors. Ellen Goodman
Let's get with it, guys: You don't need to hear a Ministry song to get political. You should be political on your own. We're just a side project to society. So do I care what people think about me personally? No. I just do what I do. Al Jourgensen
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. Marya Mannes
Yes, I'm a reasonably good self-taught historian of the 1930s and '40s. I've never wanted to write about another time or place. I wouldn't know what to say about contemporary society. Alan Furst
Without the political parties and the volunteering work of their members day in, day out, we would have a very different sort of politics and society. David Blunkett
There is the desire of a consumer society to have no learning curves. This tends to result in very dumbed-down products that are easy to get started on, but are generally worthless and/or debilitating. Alan Kay
I sometimes think that unions don't understand that we live in a free society, and people have the right to not select union representation if they don't want it. John Mackey
I honestly don't know, but if America continues to refuse to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, I see a bleak future not only for American society, but for the world as a whole. This is a global problem that is not going away, and the United States is an obstacle to solving it. Peter Singer
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin. David Antin
We have lived for thousands of years together, Muslims and Christians; we are part of the same society. Mohamed ElBaradei
Militant feminists are pro-choice because it's their ultimate avenue of power over men. And believe me, to them it is a question of power. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men. Rush Limbaugh
As society changes, laws have to change to protect citizens along the way. Sometimes you have to try new and different and creative ways to solve problems. You have to take some risks. John Rowland
I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in 'Dog Soldiers,' the process of that blow falling on America. Robert Stone
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live. Hans-Georg Gadamer
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Ludwig von Mises
Mexico established a unique three-part governing system shared by the government, the information commission and civil society organisations. Mo Ibrahim
A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment and pathology. Susan Cain
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality. Abdolkarim Soroush
When we as a society lose the ability to comment on what we see and to have an opinion on what we are exposed to, then we have all lost what makes us unique on this planet. Damian Loeb
You can't get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV. David Hare
It seems to me that the Conservatives neither recognise the scale of the living standards crisis facing British families nor offer credible answers as to how the British economy or British society can be better in the future. Douglas Alexander
My foundation now has some 120 football pitches laid out for children, a lot of them immigrants. We live in a multicultural society. Johan Cruyff
For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Tim Matheson
The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone, many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment. Gary Bauer
I think today that politics registers very late things which society manifests through other channels, and I feel that often politics distorts and mystifies reality. Italo Calvino
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it. Henry Adams
I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man. Megan Fox
In 1989, I was awarded the Von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory by the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Sciences. They cited my works in the areas of portfolio theory, sparse matrix techniques and the SIMSCRIPT programming language. Harry Markowitz
Never categorize yourself, society does that to you, don't do it to yourself. Jason Priestley
Modern society has evolved to the point where we counter the old-fashioned fatalism surrounding the word 'cancer' by embracing the idea of the Uber-mind - that our will possesses nearly supernatural powers. Abraham Verghese
The ever clearer consciousness that love can dispense with marriage, yet marriage cannot dispense with love, is already partially recognized by modern society, by the facility of divorce. Ellen Key
Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society. Robert Carlyle
The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society. Michael Pollan
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. No civil, liberal government can succeed, even after new elections, if the Islamists are forced to work underground as a foe and the country remains divided. Ahmed Zewail
It took 23 years from Abraxane being conceived to us showing now with conclusiveness that it works in pancreatic cancer. We cannot afford as a society to wait another 23 years to make sure that the patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Patrick Soon-Shiong
I want a society that provides decent jobs for those who can work and decent security for those can't. Frances O'Grady
Society therefore is an ancient as the world. Voltaire
In an ageing society, it makes sense to support older adults to develop new skills, prolonging their working lives. David Blunkett
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves. Yoko Ono
Burmese authors and artists can play the role that artists everywhere play. They help to mold the outlook of a society - not the whole outlook, and they are not the only ones to mold the outlook of society, but they have an important role to play there. Aung San Suu Kyi
The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules. Huston Smith
It's no secret that in our society, and many before, people are trend followers. For some reason, they feel better about themselves if they are dressed in the latest fashion or have the newest tech gadget. Victoria Osteen
I will work in partnership with the Government, all political parties, and civil society to safeguard and advance the future of all Singaporeans. Tony Tan
The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people. Olof Palme
Football spectators appreciate a bit of loyalty, and we're seeing that less and less. There are echelons of football, as in society, where some players are clearly mercenaries. I regret in a way that somehow the local identification, the local bonding between the community and its football team has been commercialised to such an extent. Vincent Nichols
I'm concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children. Christina Hoff Sommers
I don't think we live in a particularly equal society. Sienna Miller
If you look at the history of our country over the last 100 years, there have been periods where science and research have been celebrated. They were really kind of held up as heroes in society, which encouraged a generation of people to go into these fields. Mark Zuckerberg
As society advances the standard of poverty rises. Theodore Parker
Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe. Philip Guston
A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society. John Mackey
Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families. Dirk Kempthorne
We live in a society that blames everybody else for what's wrong. Max Cannon
When I go to my health club, and it's in the basement, you have to take the elevator down. And this drives me crazy. Why can't there be a stairway? At least make it as easy to exercise as it is to not exercise. It's in society's interest for me to take the stairs. Malcolm Gladwell
And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers. Sam Donaldson
Deciding which ideas to save and which ideas to discard is one of society's most important tasks. Timothy Noah
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn't work. Douglas Rushkoff
Changes to parliamentary procedure won't transform the lives of the people whom I represent. Decentralising, devolving decision-making and renewing civil society will. David Blunkett
Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal. Xun Zi
There are resurrection themes in every society that has ever been studied, and it is because not just only do we fantasize about the possibility of resurrection and recovery, but it actually happens. And it happens a lot. Sherwin B. Nuland
Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause. Marilyn vos Savant
Nationalism of the Irish type is often regarded as reactionary. With the World Revolution and the Classless Society waiting for the midwife, why take a torch to the stable to assist at the birth of a puppy? Even if the puppy is pedigree. On this question I am unable to make up my mind. Louis MacNeice
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
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players. Kofi Annan
I can't imagine a society with absolutely no solidarity. For me, it's a nightmare. And I don't want to live in a place like that. Claire Denis
If you came from Mars and tried to analyse British or American society through novels, you'd think our society was preponderantly full of middle-aged, slightly alcoholic, middle-class, intellectual men, most of whom are divorced from their families and have nothing to do with children. Mark Haddon
A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all. Betty Friedan
For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a 'rite of passage' and by asking students to simply 'get over it.' Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let's break this silence and end school bullying. Linda Sanchez
The Internet's proven to be a pretty big deal for global society, and Bitcoin could basically be thought of as the Internet, applied to money. Dan Kaminsky
I think Stella Tennant is amazing. And then I really loved all those '60s society models, like Edie Sedgwick. Edie Campbell
Our society is so obsessed with working out to be skinny, and none of that has a purpose. I love that my daughter sees me running because she knows I have a race and that I want to be faster. It becomes much less of a grind when it's that way. Megyn Price
We don't look at problems logically, we look at them emotionally. We look at them through the guts. We look at them as if we're doing a high school problem, like what is beautiful, what makes me recognized among my peers. We don't go and think about things. We, as a society, don't wish to engage in rational thought. Sebastian Thrun
The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history. Vladimir Putin
As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before. Lester Bangs
People are always going to identify with what it's like living in society and have people judge you in certain ways, and how you can be strong enough to be your own person and all those good things. Alessandro Nivola
I'm a clown, which could be a public health role. I'm really interested in moving our society away from a society needing Xanax and Prozac, and that is really feeling depressed, to one that is celebrating, and so I find just walking around in colorful clothes, people smile. Patch Adams
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment. Mahatma Gandhi
We eat animals because they taste good. And if that's O.K., what's wrong with wearing fur? We need as a society to think seriously about our institutionalized animal use. Gary L. Francione
Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe. Claude Levi-Strauss
My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical. Michael Tippett
The combination of a workable basic formula and the capacity to improve over time is what one hopes for in any aspect of society: business, government, the non-profit sector. Michael Spence
Politics is an instrument that can transform society. Enrique Pena Nieto
I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society. Tupac Shakur
I believe in the Constitution. The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld. Michael Newdow
We live in a society where we never prepare people to be a community. Sebastiao Salgado
You can't be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action. Sonia Sotomayor
I do wonder why modern society has made monogamy the one and only option. In England, it's always, 'Are you with him, or him?' Perish the thought it might be both. Jade Jagger
I do not want to be a robot, a cog in society who answers 'yes' because 'yes' is considered the appropriate answer. Neither do I want to be a protestor. I just want to seek out what lies underneath the veils of politeness and programming that I've been given as a person in this society. Damien Rice
If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer. Paul D. Boyer
I don't tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way. Steve Buscemi
In politics and in society, we can use our reason to rise above our parochial natures. Too bad that our elected officials don't choose to do so more often. Paul Bloom
The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat. June Jordan
The instinct of self-preservation in human society, acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives in the human mind, is rebelling against the constantly refined methods of annihilation and against the destruction of humanity. Bertha von Suttner
Up until now, the biggest question in society about video games has been what to do about violent games. But it's almost like society in general considers video games to be something of a nuisance, that they want to toss into the garbage can. Shigeru Miyamoto
Society has made us believe you should look like an 18-year-old model all your life. Clint Eastwood
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly. Matthew Arnold
The violence in society, I'm afraid, is perpetrated by the people at the top. Rob Walton
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. Ayn Rand
Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity. Mercedes Ruehl
Making sure that mothers are educated means we can lift more people out of poverty and build a more inclusive and sustainable society. Peng Liyuan
Increased sympathy for an Islamist cause, lack of integration, and the absence of acceptance of Muslims into British society makes it harder for Muslims to challenge Islamism and tough for non-Muslims to understand it. Maajid Nawaz
In this society, if a man is called a woman, that's the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less? Andrej Pejic
I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society. Daisaku Ikeda
The most important thing to a lot of people, is to belong to something that's hip or whatever. To be a part of something that's not society, just a clique. Ric Ocasek
Few industries have the ability to transform society like tech, yet too few companies are asking the questions or working on the problems that would create meaningful social change. Mitch Kapor
Songs don't have to be about going out on Saturday night and having a good rink-up and driving home and crashing cars. A lot of what I've done is about alienation... about where you fit in society. David Bowie
I think that certainly the artists of the '40s, '50s and '60s were fighting a very conformist society, which didn't give them enough space to live or create, and they were bucking all kinds of spoken and unspoken rules. Anne Roiphe
The laws only can determine the punishment of crimes, and the authority of making penal laws can only reside with the legislator, who represents the whole society united by the social compact. Cesare Beccaria
Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries because they've always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up. I mean, who made up all the rules in the culture? Men - white male corporate society. So why wouldn't a woman want to rebel against that? Kim Gordon
Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society. Thomas Sowell
The domestic violence policy has been given to our players. My personal view is there's no place in our society for it. I think, especially with the emphasis and education that's out there now, let's hope better light will be shined on this area. Mike McCarthy
Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world's unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement... in government, business and civil society. Ban Ki-moon
I am committed to examining my feelings and will recognize, appreciate and respect the differences among people in our society. Tim Hardaway
The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences. Virginia Postrel
La Mancha is a very macho, chauvinistic society. I saw very clearly that my life had to be in Madrid, and I liberated myself from my mum and dad after high school. Pedro Almodovar
We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth. Tony Judt
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill. Robert A. Heinlein
Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society. Steven Patrick Morrissey
The story of 'Highway' is completely about travel. It is about the fascination of travel to an extent that I don't want to even reach the destination and also being away from society gives you a certain view of the society, so that was the intention of the film. Imtiaz Ali
I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way. Steve Buscemi
I started out in engineering. I was a geophysical engineer. Throughout the course of my life I've done a lot of strange jobs, and the effect has been to make me think a little more skeptically about our capitalist society. George Saunders
Whether we're at war or have been attacked, the foundation of society is that you hold to the laws in place. I used to be somebody that trusted the government. Now I really don't trust anything. Steven Hatfill
The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex. Alfred Adler
We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop. Bobby Jindal
Half of my life, I've had people staring at me because they think I'm funny-looking and ugly. The other half of my life, I've had people staring at me because they think I'm fascinating. Everything neutralises. It's more of a statement on society and how weird it is. FKA twigs
A reactionary is someone who wants to return to a previous state - that's never a possibility in my books. For me, everything's irreversible in the life of a society, as well as an individual's. Michel Houellebecq
Korea is an open society and we will make sure that there is no restriction on foreign investment in Korea. Lee Myung-bak
If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we'd have a better society. Jeb Bush
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. Pope John Paul II
We live in a disposable society. We throw so much away. But it doesn't come from nowhere. It comes from the planet and it comes from future generations' lives. Julia Butterfly Hill
People are hungry for community. They're hungry for meaning in a society that is oriented around the production and consumption of consumer goods. Mitch Kapor
The idea of some people being less than people is poison to any society and needs to be named as such in order to halt its spread before it turns the soul of a society septic. Richard Flanagan
Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place. Jacques Delors
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt
Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups. Paul Ryan
If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. Thomas Bulfinch
The way I look at - speaking as a woman - I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset. Margaret Chan
Too much of our society looks for people to fail. Roger Goodell
Having women on boards is good for women, good for the economy and good for society. A win-win-win outcome: how rare. Noreena Hertz
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. John W. Gardner
Terror will crash down on us if we fail to understand that a pluralistic society requires the personal and daily commitment of every citizen. Tariq Ramadan
When a society is stressed, when it comes up against things that are hard to understand, you get a lot of delusional thinking. James Howard Kunstler
We have become a society that can't self-correct, that can't address its obvious problems, that can't pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that - for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati - we can't wake up from. Thomas Frank
Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society. Jean Baudrillard
Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion. Christopher Lasch
You couldn't have human society without language. John Maynard Smith
The biggest challenge for cyborgs is to be socially accepted. Society needs to accept that there are people who wish to use technology as part of the body. Neil Harbisson
Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society. Keith Miller
In my experience of living, for a time, in the underbelly of society, I spent a lot of time in various holding cells. Natasha Lyonne
Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. Bill Hybels
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. James A. Baldwin
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces. Christopher Dawson
But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security. Arlen Specter
If I lose, then I have to accept that my way of writing books is not the way society says it's okay to write. Asne Seierstad
We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family. Mitt Romney
We understand 'Roots,' and that experience was mind-boggling, and it changed the way society viewed race relations. It was incredibly important. With 'Roots,' I was just as proud as anybody else that people of color were getting their stories told. Esai Morales
We need a mobilized and active civil society using its purchasing power to demand sustainable products and practices. It is also essential that governments commit to the future, creating fiscal and regulatory conditions for sustainable policies to thrive. Guilherme Leal
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less. John Major
I believe primary and secondary education is the bedrock of any sustainable society. Nita Ambani
Once something is memorable, it's living and you're using it. That to me is the foundation of a creative society. Yo-Yo Ma
In order for critical pedagogy, dialogue, and thought to have real effects, they must advocate the message that all citizens, old and young, are equally entitled, if not equally empowered, to shape the society in which they live. Henry Giroux
If you put a woman in prison for four years when she's young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that. Kevin O'Leary
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. Bertrand Russell
If you want to maximize your expected utility, you try to save the world and the future of intergalactic civilization instead of donating your money to the society for curing rare diseases and cute puppies. Eliezer Yudkowsky
Some boys accepted me, some didn't. And my family had comments made to them. Brazil is still a very macho society, and sports are mainly for boys, so people would say to them: 'What is this girl doing? Why is she always out there in the soccer games with the boys?' Marta
American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair. Jack Kemp
The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That's just a story that we tell ourselves. Matthew Quick
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political. Abbas Kiarostami
I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, 'Is it? Why? Why is it like that?' Sometimes that questioning leads to something more. Alice Englert
The energy of the Kennedy years was completely compelling... I had a sense of a generous society eager to change the world. Idealism was very contagious. So that's why I went to America. I didn't intend to stay. Howard Stringer
The outstanding truths of life, the great and unquestioned phenomena of society, are not to be argued away as myths and vagaries when they do not fit within our little moulds. If necessary, we must remake the moulds. Benjamin N. Cardozo
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. Aristotle
Comedy is a reflection. We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We're reflections. It's a distorted mirror in the fun house. We watch society. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it. Alan King
Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one's thoughts but also to be talented in one's feelings as well. Lev Vygotsky
One of the main lessons I have learned the last five years as Secretary-General is that the United Nations cannot function properly without the support of the business community and civil society. We need to have tripartite support - the governments, the business communities and the civil society. Ban Ki-moon
Sadly, in any industry and in any work-related environment, females always strive to achieve a certain amount of perfection, whether that be skinny or pretty. It's a constant, in our society. Mila Kunis
For some reason, I have always been interested in the stories of people who are exiled and who are deprived of rights. My main motive to make a film is to keep the society in mind and the hospitality adhered. Claire Denis
My experience in childhood and adolescence of the subordinate role played by the female in a society run entirely by men had convinced me that I was not cut out to be a wife. Rita Levi-Montalcini
He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest. Theodor Adorno
We do not always appreciate the role the Queen has played in one of the most significant changes in the past 60 years: the transformation of Britain into a multi-ethnic, multi-faith society. No one does interfaith better than the Royal family, and it starts with the Queen herself. Jonathan Sacks
Nobody does animation better than Disney; it's just that some of us wanted out of the box. Burton was one. I was another. We were the mutual complaint society. Henry Selick
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account. Alice Walker
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. George Soros
A significant number of women who have been ill or had marital issues feel they have no value, and society is so keen on telling us that's the case. Susanne Bier
This society cannot go forward, the way we have been going forward, where the gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing. It's not politically viable; it's not morally right; it's just not going to happen. Michael Bloomberg
Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. David Harsanyi
The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the man of her class against capitalist society. Clara Zetkin
The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity. Benjamin Netanyahu
For those unfortunate enough to experience it, long-term unemployment - now, as in the 1930s - is a tragedy. And, for society as a whole, there is the danger that the productive capacity of a significant portion of the labour force will be impaired. Barry Eichengreen
The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control? James Hillman
I shall work with Congress, civil society groups and local government executives who are convinced that charter changes are needed to enable the country to surmount the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society? Rose George
As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. Al Sharpton
Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation. Ernest Mandel
Britain is rich in radicalism, and anyone who says that our society has drifted into fatalism and apathy should get out more. Geoff Mulgan
We've become a plastic society. Bill Janklow
Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism, which had existed in other places - in Glasgow, in Liverpool and of course in Ireland, north and south. Thomas Keneally
I believe we need more culturally diverse books - about disabled characters, though not about their disability, about people with different sexual orientations, or a boy who is a cross-dresser. We need to reflect the diversity of our society. Malorie Blackman
A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression. Mo Yan
Most of Roosevelt's innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now, and yet we are still a free society free enough, that is, to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN. Thomas Frank
We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. Vladimir Putin
In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order. Kamisese Mara
Yes, the upper reaches of society are still dominated by men. Hanna Rosin
The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage. Tariq Ramadan
There's no law of physics that says we have to be an unsustainable society - in fact, quite the opposite. The planet's ready to work with us if we're ready to think differently, but we do have to make that jump and start to do things in new ways. Alex Steffen
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous. David Suzuki
In this I-me society, my job is to get people to buy into something bigger than themselves. Curt Schilling
Chinese society is organised around the family unit. Guo Guangchang
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society. Honore de Balzac
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through. Alexis de Tocqueville
Building a road might create temporary jobs, but does it really create wealth if it doesn't also shorten commute times or otherwise make society better off? Myron Scholes
We live in a very unequal society. Jeremy Corbyn
You seek help from the elders. A society with elders is healthy. It's not always that way in the West. Bernard Lagat
Human society has dense borders - economic, religious and cultural - inculcated from an early age. We hate change. Alejandro Jodorowsky
I think that the best things that governments can do for productivity is not whack on new taxes and, if we can get institutions like schools and hospitals functioning better, well that's obviously good for the overall productiveness of our society. Tony Abbott
I do not fear anybody on the field or in society, but I fear at night when I am away from my parents. I am scared of the unknown described in horror movies. Saina Nehwal
America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard. Mikhail Gorbachev
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society. Janet Jackson
News has become entertainment. Once that happens, a whole series of horrific events start to happen, whether it's the lack of dissemination of something that can inform you or something that actually negatively impacts society. Dan Gilroy
Don't accumulate if you do not need. The excess of wealth in your hands is for the society, and you are the trustee for the same. Mahavira
Stories about vicars are always being told because they're at the heart of our society. Vicars touch all parts of the community and see life in all its extremity. Tom Hollander
There is in our society a gulf opening up, a kind of cultural apartheid, between those who are brought up to feel our national culture is theirs, to take ownership of it, and enjoy the privileges of that, and those who are completely disfranchised, those - for example - who will never be taken to the theatre to see Shakespeare. Richard Eyre
The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society. Joe Biden
I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses. Yitzhak Shamir
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It's us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians. Sarah Zettel
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. Lee Iacocca
It is in the province of home and society that woman has fashioned the customs. Here, women's approval and disapproval, wishes and wants, have been quite as formative and reformative as the action of the sea on the mainland. Ellen Key
I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time. Eric Schmidt
If there is a pattern, it will come back - maybe in Russia more than anywhere else, because it has collapsed so many times. Maybe less so here in the States, because here the society is so young. Tatyana Tolstaya
You should be watching 'Red Band Society' because it's a show that inspires us to live. I feel like you'll get connected to these characters, and they teach you something that you can apply to your daily life. Nolan Sotillo
Why was Barack Obama attractive to people in 2008? If you think about Barack Obama, there's all this anxiety about society, just kind of wracked by centripetal forces - the idea that the center's not holding, no one can talk to each other, the idea of a political system that's broken. Rick Perlstein
There's nothing wrong with being a capitalistic society, but it's taken the place of faith. Corbin Bernsen
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. Nelson Mandela
I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected. Billy Graham
Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society. Jung Chang
I still live as normal a life as anybody else. I have two homes to run. I have my staff to take care of. I work, pay bills and attend society meetings like everybody else. Deepika Padukone
The little things, I can obey. But the big things - how we think, what we value - those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone - or any society - determine those for you. Morrie Schwartz
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual. Maximilien Robespierre
It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society. Alice Paul
'Crash' is a metaphor for what I see as the dehumanizing elements that are present in the world in which we live. We're distanced by the nature of the society we inhabit from a normal human reaction. J. G. Ballard
There is a sort of genre of optimistic science fiction that I like, and I don't think there is enough of. One of my favourites is a short story by Arthur C. Clarke, 'The City and the Stars.' It's set in this far future on Earth in this somewhat static society and trying to break out. Peter Thiel
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose. Tim Jackson
If policymakers are serious about avoiding a society of TV 'haves and have-nots,' they should refrain from policies that favor pay-TV operators over the providers of our nation's only free and local communications system: over-the-air broadcasting. Gordon Smith
Society feeds terror and is in turn terrorized; we are afraid to lose, so we consume. Alejandro Jodorowsky
By international standards, many of the U.K.'s policies for civil society are exemplary. However, there are concerns about constraints on civil liberties - particularly restrictions on free assembly and about the rising tide of everyday regulation has seriously impeded community activity - from organising street parties to helping children. Geoff Mulgan
And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best? Thomas Babington Macaulay
On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance. Jean-Francois Lyotard
The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers. Kevin Smith
I think 'having it all' is a phrase I don't particularly like. You need to have what you want. 'All' seems to me to be an imposed list, an imposed definition by society of what 'all' is supposed to be. Christine Quinn
Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done. Edward Bond
The more democratic and open a society is, the more it's exposed to terrorism. The more a country is free, not governed by a police regime, the more it risks hijackings or massacres like the ones that took place for many years in Italy and Germany and other parts of Europe. Oriana Fallaci
In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists. Larry Niven
Society lives by faith, and develops by science. Henri Frederic Amiel
If you're not producing as much as you consume, or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can't be of very much use to yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head. Serj Tankian
I've always wondered what it would be like if the Messiah, or Christ Returned, were actually alive and living in our society; who would that person be, how we would identify them, how would they live and what would they believe in, how would society react to them? I decided to try and tell my idea of that story. James Frey
I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for. Helen Suzman
'Winnie The Witch' transgresses all cultural boundaries. Amusingly, there have been attempts to deconstruct the meaning of the books - that Winnie represents society and Wilbur the disabled - but I think it's just a great story. Korky Paul
I think the idea of the social construction of beauty - this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is - is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there's also a natural response people have to it. Denis Dutton
The reality is that Israel is a multi-ethnic, multireligious society, and it makes no sense to insist as a precondition for peace that its neighbors recognize it as 'the Jewish state.' Kai Bird
In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It's inescapable. Kirk Cameron
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief. Benjamin Disraeli
What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty. Jung Chang
White folks, no matter how well-meaning or open-minded, have no true idea what it's like to be black in America. That's not a slam against white people or an accusation of latent bigotry. But the fact is that we all live in an Anglo-dominated society. John Ridley
We have bred multiple generations of people who have not experienced knowing where you are the moment a news story broke, with that news story being great and grand and something that elevates society instead of diminishes it. Neil deGrasse Tyson
When you've paid your debt to society, you need to be reconnected and re-engaged in society. Tom Vilsack
I think 'Red Band Society' is unique because not only is it focusing on a pediatric ward, but it's from the view from the patient, not from the view of the doctors. So we're getting to see a whole other side of hospitals and medical series life that we haven't been able to see before. Ciara Bravo
As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me. Theodore Sturgeon
I think every artist should follow their vision; their hearts is what they need to reveal, not something that society is looking out for. That said though, I think also artists have, continuously good artists, have been good for their times. Serj Tankian
Society needs a couple of vents that say what you're not supposed to say. Sam Kinison
If history judges society for how it treats those in need, so markets judge economies by the incentives they provide for private investment, the infrastructure that supports growth, and the burdens placed on job creation. Victor Ponta
Stability is why society has an interest in marriage. Gene Robinson
When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick. Umberto Eco
Education in British schools isn't good enough. It's not remotely imaginative enough. It lets down too many children, excluding them from society, and, as I've often said, people who are excluded from society tend to express themselves in ways not acceptable to society. Richard Rogers
It will always be considered a praiseworthy undertaking to urge the most obstinate and incredulous to abide by the principles that impel men to live in society. There are, therefore, three distinct classes of vice and virtue: the religious, the natural, and the political. These three classes should never be in contradiction with one another. Cesare Beccaria
Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don't know about categorizing them in terms of class; I'm a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder. Tom Hiddleston
I think we are all interested in end-times ideas and also in the current climate that we are all living in, where money is a little harder to come by, things continue to get expensive; gas prices are not too far from people's heads. There are more and more people. Human society's going to have real problems. Dominic Monaghan
We need a new Latin American policy that is bold - different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity. There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region. Mel Martinez
As a democratic society, Malawi has a moral obligation to ensure that each and every injustice, whether through acts of commission or omission, is met with deliberate and tangible action. Joyce Banda
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society. Roy Jenkins
I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic. Vissarion Belinsky
I think, even in society, people get so caught up in how they look. I think I let that go, and I've learnt to not care. Rebecca Ferguson
The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about. Christopher Lasch
Well, you got to remember, bin Laden killed 3,000 Americans and, in some ways, he and his ideology killed tens of thousands of his fellow Muslims, including Pakistanis. I understand that that was provocative and complicated for Pakistan, but only if you accept the idea that he was an acceptable member of Pakistani society. Sebastian Junger
I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned. Yayoi Kusama
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything. Herb Caen
In modern society, where most people live in cities, and where both needs and wishes are absolved through the same remote agency - money - the distinction between wishes and needs has altogether vanished. James Buchan
I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible. Boyd Rice
The teachings of the New Testament are the most valuable guide to the best way to a civil and sustainable society the world has seen. Andrew Forrest
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? John Lennon
By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made. Lascelles Abercrombie
By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society. Ha-Joon Chang
Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. Scott Adams
Politicisation of terrorism for narrow gains is not good for society in general and the country in particular. Oscar Fernandes
The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness. Ferdinand Marcos
Everyone in our society has had to make a contribution towards dealing with the debts. George Osborne
The Society of American Civil Engineers, someone who's going to come in and say to the public, we've looked at, we've examined, we've reviewed the repairs and we think they're strong enough to withstand the type of hurricane that - that could hit the city this season. Marc Morial
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel. Edmund Burke
Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society. Vito Fossella
When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions. John Boyd Orr
I think the greatest of people in society carved niches that represented the unique expression of their combinations of talents, and if everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations of talents in this world, our society would be transformed overnight. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our technologised society is becoming opaque. As technology becomes more ubiquitous and our relationship with digital devices ever more seamless, our technical infrastructure seems to be increasingly intangible. Honor Harger
The Royal Family have always had an interest in a number of different areas of society. We are a part of society. Prince Andrew
The primary problem in the psychology of becoming is to account for the transformation by which the unsocialized infant becomes an adult with structured loves, hates, loyalties, and interests, capable of taking his place in a complexly ordered society. Gordon W. Allport
Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society. Emily Greene Balch
As it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.' Dan T. Cathy
I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society. We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it? J. K. Rowling
Some ministers are fond of talking about a return to Victorian values. We must realise that those Victorian values are being expressed by some of the younger people in this society in shameful and disturbing disregard for other members of their generation who are not as fortunate as they are in having a job. Charles Kennedy
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. John Madden
Society may no longer define marriage in the only way marriage has ever been defined in the annals of recorded history. Many societies allowed polygamy, many allowed child marriages, some allowed marriage within families; but none, in thousands of years, defined marriage as the union of people of the same sex. Dennis Prager
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good. Bhumibol Adulyadej
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour. Richard Eyre
I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society, but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled, how much the information they receive is restricted and warped, until they step out of line, that is, and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them. Ma Jian
In an industry with highly sequential innovation, it may be better for society to scrap patents altogether than try to tighten them. Eric Maskin
I don't want to be a strong hero who can save society. I just want to save myself. Gao Xingjian
It is a wonderful honor to receive the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society, which for more than a century has fought tirelessly to protect and preserve our natural resources and environment for future generations. Louis Bacon
I feel that my work is not in vain, that it does have a place in society, even though it may not be considered that it has a place in society - it doesn't matter. Yoko Ono
The word 'retirement' doesn't really sit well with me. There comes a time when you reach a position in society or culture where people will not let you retire. You can say, 'Alright, I'm going to hang up my guitar,' but people will still not let you retire. Kirk Hammett
If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream. Jonathan Kozol
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life. Mary Baker Eddy
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe. John Holmes
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
An enlarged global public society, with its many dissenting and corrective voices, can quickly call the bluff of lavishly credentialled and smug intellectual elites. Pankaj Mishra
The prison industrial system, things like that are cleverly put in place to attempt to marginalize a certain group of people - and it's not only black, it's replete across the American society. Keith Stanfield
The more technology we introduce into society, the more people will aggregate, will want to be with other people: movies, rock concerts, shopping. John Naisbitt
In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life. Ernst Mayr
I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. Charles Lawrence
As long as humans have existed, we have always desired to live longer. Every society, every religion, every culture. Of course, they all failed at dramatic life extension. S. Jay Olshansky
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech. bell hooks
You're scrutinized all through your life - you're scrutinized by your family, by yourself, by society, and your friends in a certain way, shape, or form. Colin Farrell
America's a very traumatized society. Alanis Morissette
To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live. Ruth Hubbard
The argument that gay marriage doesn't affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages. Ben Shapiro
Socrates was famously executed for his philosophical and political beliefs. I wondered what would happen if you had a similar character, who was so relentlessly questioning of everything? In a modern society, would we be any more or any less tolerant of that kind of character? Samantha Harvey
To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society. Man Ray
I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! Henrik Ibsen
I'm very much a romantic. I'm highly attuned to an older sensibility, which I believe is alive and well. We're not that far ahead of the Romantic Age in society. Rufus Wainwright
Cultivating more leaders who reflect our heterogeneous society depends on universities' transparent use of race as one of many factors in an admissions process that is accessible to all. Wendy Kopp
Redefining marriage will have huge implications for what is taught in our schools, and for wider society. It will redefine society since the institution of marriage is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. The repercussions of enacting same-sex marriage into law will be immense. Keith O'Brien
Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. Walter Gropius
Meditation is not to avoid society; it is to look deep to have the kind of insight you need to take action. To think that it is just to sit down and enjoy the calm and peace, is wrong. Nhat Hanh
Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred the right to peaceably bury their dead. Mike Schmidt
The objective of a terrorist is to create political change in the society he targets. Tom Clancy
I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class. Ellen Swallow Richards
Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society. Gary Locke
When I was younger, I read a book by Frank Barnaby, this wonderful nuclear physicist - he said that media had a responsibility, that all sectors of society had a responsibility to try and progress things and move things forward. And that fascinated me, because I'd been messing around with a camera most of my life. Jeremy Gilley
What's so amazing in today's society is people look up to football players. And as a football player, you have a platform. And it's so much more important than any touchdown or trophy or anything you could win with football. Its taking that platform and be able to influence people. Tim Tebow
The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society. Gaston Caperton
In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized. Alex Grey
In our society, everyone wants to be a celebrity overnight. Oleg Cassini
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. Pope John Paul II
Each of my books is different. Deliberately... I wanted to create my society, my people, in their fullness. Chinua Achebe
I'm an optimist. My own fiction, while it has its own dark warnings about pitfalls ahead, depicts the potential of science to improve society by networking human minds. Ramez Naam
These political movements flourish on the margins of Turkish society because of poverty and because of the people's feeling that they are not being represented. Orhan Pamuk
When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough. Charles Kuralt
One side of me is very busy paying attention to the details of life, the humanity of people, catching the street voices, the middle-class, upper-middle-class secret lives of Turks. The other side is interested in history and class and gender, trying to get all of society in a very realistic way. Orhan Pamuk
The structure of apartheid is still rooted in the Haitian society. When you have apartheid, you don't see those behind the walls. That is the reality of Haiti. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
The freedom enjoyed in Western society under the rule of law and constitutional government explains both the quality of its civilization and its wealth. Paul Johnson
Our society is intertwined with the economy that we've built, which is a fantastically complex system. I hope that my writing about it might do some good, but that's not why I do it. Tim Harford
I choose my words very delicately because I have a divided society. Najib Mikati
Parikrma aims to give underprivileged children an equal chance at education so they can integrate with kids of private schools and, later, with the society. I want these children to hold high-end jobs at multinational companies and not work at the lower end of the spectrum. Shukla Bose
Our whole society is instantaneous. Bryan Cranston
If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously. Jerry Garcia
Of course, giving is deeply emotional. But supplementing emotion with research makes it more likely that a gift can have a bigger impact. It's like any investment. After all, you wouldn't put funds into stocks or bonds without understanding the potential return. Why wouldn't you do the same when investing in society? Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
There are some rights that are so fundamental to our society that you'd think the public debate would be closed on them. The right of every American citizen to vote - regardless of age, race, or income level - is one of them. Martin O'Malley
The most successful stuff is sold to you as indispensable social information. The message in the music is, 'We are terribly, terribly slick and suave, and if you listen to us, you can probably get a leg up in society, too.' Iggy Pop
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief. Jeff Miller
I don't think immigrants are that threatening to society at all. They're just happy they've survived some war somewhere. M.I.A.
America's criminal justice system isn't known for rehabilitation. I'm not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore. Steve Earle
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. Albert Einstein
The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres. Peter Hammill
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church. Pope Benedict XVI
Who are benefits promised to, overwhelmingly? Well, they're promised to older people. And if you have a society like Europe that is upside down where there are a lot more older people than younger people, you have economic calamity. Rick Santorum
We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice. Sonia Sotomayor
I don't know how it could be more stark or clear: this entire society is being dominated by corporate power in a way that may exceed what happened in the late nineteenth century, early twentieth century. Russ Feingold
When people get rich, they cut themselves off from the context that has earned them these riches - the context of the common men. They forget they are part of society. N. R. Narayana Murthy
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card. Ron Paul
I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security. David Cameron
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create. Raoul Vaneigem
I don't think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes. William Hague
I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost. Terry Pratchett
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners. Adam Rickitt
I push every day against forces that say you have to go faster, be more effective, be more productive, you have to constantly outdo yourself, you have to constantly outdo your neighbor - all of the stuff that creates an incredibly productive society, but also a very neurotic one. Elizabeth Gilbert
And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh. Margaret Drabble
I've come to see the mosh pit as an apt description of American society - and of my childhood home. I was number nine of ten creative, mostly loud kids competing for airspace. Laurie Helgoe
I do not want to see a society where, should I ever have any, my granddaughters have their fingernails pulled out because they are wearing nail varnish. John Rhys-Davies
The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school. William H. Gray
It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society. Murray Rothbard
I worship teachers. They can't be paid enough. It depresses me that society sees them as somehow expendable. Douglas Coupland
My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity. Okky Madasari
Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason. Archibald Cox
Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn't make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together. Bella Abzug
As a society, we haven't spent as much time building the citizen Internet. Jennifer Pahlka
Society says that men need to be bigger and stronger, and they must protect their women and so on. Carol Alt
Sweden was once a very homogenous society, but no more. For decades, people have been coming into Sweden from all over the world, and that's changed the way we cook. Marcus Samuelsson
I am in favour of the notion of Australia as an immigrant society. Tony Abbott
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. Juan Goytisolo
The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection. Thomas Bulfinch
I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future. Jude Law
We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world. Kjell Magne Bondevik
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. Karl Marx
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure. Winston Churchill
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society. Robert McChesney
By 2007, Iraqi society had completely collapsed. Richard Engel
I don't know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it's more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they're a woman and people don't want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society. George R. R. Martin
I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable? Ana Castillo
Music is always a commentary on society. Frank Zappa
We need to walk into the future, no matter how unnerving, with open eyes if society is to keep pace with technology. Lawrence M. Krauss
I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society. Linton Kwesi Johnson
We live in a multi-cultural society far more open to international ideas. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd drive through Bury and see someone sitting outside a cafe drinking a latte, I'd have laughed. In fact, I wouldn't have even known what a latte was. Gary Neville
We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded. Neil deGrasse Tyson
I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called 'rock and roll.' Pete Townshend
The problem is, we live in a society where all that interests us is power and money. So we don't have any interest in our children, and what we leave for our children is not important. Sebastiao Salgado
Respect for the dignity of the human person is the foundational principle of any just society. From a Catholic perspective, it also forms the foundation of all of our Church's social teachings. Salvatore J. Cordileone
Vilification on the grounds of race or religion is always wrong. There's no place for inciting hatred within our Australia society. Barry O'Farrell
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos. Herbert Read
For a long time, I couldn't even afford food and clothing. I climbed from the very bottom of the society. Zong Qinghou
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. Princess Diana
The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream. Barbara Bush
Let those who like society better have it. John Nelson Darby
In our society a man is known by the company he owns. Gerald F. Lieberman
We've been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we're conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that's the right thing for society. Bryan Cranston
What is good for society is also good for business. Petter Stordalen
Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society. Phyllis Schlafly
No one has done a study on this, as far as I can tell, but I think Facebook might be the first place where a large number of people have come out. We didn't create that - society was generally ready for that. I think this is just part of the general trend that we talked about, about society being more open, and I think that's good. Mark Zuckerberg
My main point in this regard was to compete for my country and my people and to receive the support of the entire Cuban society, to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in, the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games. Alberto Juantorena
Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society. John Cameron
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. Georges Bernanos
Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society. Yuan T. Lee
As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt. Michelle Bachelet
The idea is, we're still a society where we recognize and see and even sometimes seek members of our own tribe, whatever that tribe is. It could be ethnic, religious, geographic, political. Peter Guber
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values. Tony Benn
My main concern is theater, and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish, and it has to do better. Anna Deavere Smith
Unfortunately, this is a free society, and we're gonna have people with trucks, and people with bombs. Greta Van Susteren
It is obvious, moreover, that the formation of price in capitalist society must differ from the formation of price in social conditions based upon the simple production of commodities. Rudolf Hiferding
I think we'll see, not only with Glass, but the watch wearables, with the contact lens, that each of these things have their own best purpose, but it will take more on our part and society's part to figure out what that is. Astro Teller
Fashion is a language, for sure, and it is a reflection of society. Carine Roitfeld
The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world. Rutherford B. Hayes
Each country thinks its school is in a specific crisis, without ever linking the school's crisis to that of the society around it. Daniel Pennac
To really change the way society thinks, you have to give your entire being to it until there's nothing left. Marina Abramovic
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. Karl Marx
We need to understand that an open society and free speech and press... really are the best weapons against al Qaeda and extremism. Elliott Abrams
I am in favor of reducing all budget items. But the item I don't want to reduce is the pension expenditure because it affects the weakest part of society. Mariano Rajoy
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on. George Santayana
The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own. Charles Hodge
I mean, I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time, I don't represent the entire gay community because it's a vast, vast community, as one can imagine. K. D. Lang
Every society in every period does or doesn't talk about certain topics. We don't discuss money much; it's almost certain that most people don't know how much their colleagues earn. The Victorians, in contrast, were very happy to discuss money. They weren't, however, happy to discuss sex. Judith Flanders
The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp. Bill O'Reilly
Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society. Carl Bernstein
On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in. Kathy Acker
But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there. Judge Mills Lane
You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films. Amitabh Bachchan
Punishment can do a lot for criminals, and send a message to the rest of society. Bill Bennett
Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society don't have the opportunities to advance themselves. Ben Bernanke
If the truth be told, we are a society that is dripping in racism. This is not in the least surprising. For the best part of two centuries, we British ruled the waves, controlled two-fifths of the planet, and believed it was our responsibility to bring civilisation to those who allegedly lacked it. Martin Jacques
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat. Ice Cube
It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved. Herbert Read
This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff. Sydney Schanberg
You either have a civil society or you don't. Mohamed ElBaradei
That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. Charles Dickens
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. Robert Frost
So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians. Sarah Zettel
Much of the misgiving that Muslims feel for the West stems from our strong emphasis on freedom, always a risky enterprise. I've heard some say they would rather rear their children in a closely guarded Islamic society than in the United States, where freedom so often leads to decadence. Philip Yancey
I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside. Stieg Larsson
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. John Lennon
One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting, and for what purpose, and which are not. Sam Harris
Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations. Christian Lous Lange
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society. Kenzo Tange
If pro-abortionists want to commit intellectual suicide and deny scientific facts, that's their problem. But there's no reason a civilized society should fund their anti-scientific outlook - or accept its inhumane consequences. Nancy Pearcey
America is the story of everyday people who did extraordinary things. A story woven deep into the fabric of our society. Marco Rubio
The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more. Elia Kazan
Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love. Morihei Ueshiba
At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another. Whittaker Chambers
Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award. Elfriede Jelinek
Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it. Jay Griffiths
Our society, including the liberals, must understand that there must be order. Vladimir Putin
The total impact of the Tory/Liberal tax, welfare and public spending changes has hit the poorest 10% in society disproportionately hard - and women have been affected even more badly than men. Nicola Sturgeon
My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called 'High Society,' so we moved to New York for the run of that. Anna Kendrick
Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free, pluralistic society. Robert Casey
As a nation, we owe a great deal to the National Audubon Society, one of our most distinguished and important environmental organizations, and all those who work to protect America's open land and waterways. Louis Bacon
Issues such as transparency often boil down to which side of - pick a number - 40 you're on. Under 40, and transparency is generally considered a good thing for society. Over 40, and one generally chooses privacy over transparency. On every side of this issue, hypocrisy abounds. Graydon Carter
I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk - not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters. Bear Grylls
When girls are educated, you get effects that cascade throughout society. Queen Rania of Jordan
One of the things I keep coming back to in my writing is that society doesn't work on this mirror principle, you don't have an exact replica on the left of what you have on the right. It just doesn't work that way. Thomas Frank
I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance, I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society. Shirley Manson
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today. Albert Camus
I think Buddhism is a wonderful philosophy. I've had the good fortune to meet many wonderful teachers from that society. Pierce Brosnan
The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves. Arnold J. Toynbee
I think it's important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven't had the right mentors and supporters around them - because of circumstances beyond their control. Q'orianka Kilcher
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country. Naomie Harris
Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory. Jimmy Swaggart
If you let society and your peers define who you are, you're the less for it. Hugh Hefner
I've never felt entirely comfortable in high society. I'm more comfortable talking to the bar staff than the super-rich. I don't really get what makes them tick. Rory Bremner
As a society, we pick words that are offensive based on what we're most afraid of. We associate sounds with some dangerous idea, and right now the most dangerous thing to us are the differences between us. Richard Dooling
My goal was always to be recognized as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great blemish of society. Jude Law
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities. Marshall McLuhan
My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society. Samantha Morton
Society is unity in diversity. George Herbert Mead
Being a literature major, you know, I'm very familiar with the ways symbolism is used in our sort of mythic tales of society, so anyone who is consciously trying to pull that off I think is really interesting and clearly very smart. Carrie Coon
You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches. Frank Deford
What we hope to achieve is a society that doesn't value a white man because he's a white man, but also doesn't value a woman because she's a woman, or a black because he's a black. Elizabeth Edwards
Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status. Spencer Bachus
A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church. Emile Durkheim
I believed - and believe - that capitalism works best for a freedom-loving society, that it brings more prosperity to more people than any other social-economic system, but that somehow we have to take care of people. Katharine Graham
Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society. Paul Ryan
If one has been blessed or have been fortunate enough to have got much more than normal wealth, it is but natural that one expects a certain fiduciary responsibility in terms of how that wealth is applied, used and leveraged for purposes of society. Azim Premji
I don't have my finger on the pulse of corruption in China, but I think most people on the ground would say that as China was emerging from communism, it was a very regulated society, and therefore, it was very corrupt. But as they have deregulated the economy, there just aren't as many opportunities for people to be corrupt. Clayton M. Christensen
Lying and corruption are in the Iranian society in all sense of the world, and if you do research about married women, you see that a lot of them tell you they get a lot of enjoyment from breaking the rules of corruption, because just for the fact that they break the rules, it makes them oppose the system. Bahman Ghobadi
Our society's need for escapism has always interested me. David Lloyd
Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. Stephen Harper
I was brought up with a very strong sense of what can happen if your society starts to chip away at the small victories women have won for themselves. Romola Garai
We need proof in our society. Shirley MacLaine
In a very alert and bright state of society people learn co-operation by themselves, but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise, such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion. Leland Stanford
The stronger I am in my personal life, the more energy I have to look outward, to address my society. Ani DiFranco
My theory is that literature is essential to society in the way that dreams are essential to our lives. We can't live without dreaming - as we can't live without sleep. We are 'conscious' beings for only a limited period of time, then we sink back into sleep - the 'unconscious.' It is nourishing, in ways we can't fully understand. Joyce Carol Oates
Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society And it's one we rarely address because it's so universal. But as I get older, I see that peace is a product of balance. Ani DiFranco
Fame is a dangerous thing. It's what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining. Hans Rosling
Art reflects society. Cinema doesn't dictate - you portray what the society demands. Sonam Kapoor
Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival. Neil deGrasse Tyson
We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling. Neil LaBute
I'll never understand how destroying families through deportation benefits our society. How we treat the undocumented says a great deal about us as a people and whether or not we'll continue to fulfill the fundamental American promise of equality and opportunity for all. Conor Oberst
Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector. David Rockefeller
Getting rid of the dictator is only a first step in establishing a free society. The dictatorship must also be disassembled. George Ayittey
The only way you get economic progress, real standards of living moving higher, is to have the savings of the society continuously invested in the cutting-edge technologies. And those technologies which are obsolescent get dropped out. Alan Greenspan
By playing on people's desire to belong to groups, Facebook creates a new, inclusive society. After all, Facebook is not like Harvard College. Anyone with access to the Internet can sign up. Amity Shlaes
When we think of war, the tendency is to picture young soldiers only in their military roles. To a large extent this dehumanizes the soldiers and makes it easier for society to commit them to combat. Walter Dean Myers
Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society? Honore de Balzac
I believe the artist has an obligation to society. Marina Abramovic
Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society. John Grierson
I want to initiate a change in society in the long term. Francois Hollande
We're in an age of enlightenment, and we have a choice as a society which path to take. Rhys Ifans
I'm interested in Scotland now and then, how it's changed. I want to get the reader to think about that by thinking about something from the past. How has society changed, how has policing changed, have we changed philosophically, psychologically, culturally, spiritually? Ian Rankin
If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then, I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection. Peter Lindbergh
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars. Charles Kuralt
I really think that elected officials should be focused on how you create sustained economic growth, how do you create jobs and all of these issues that made people - segments of our society believe are really important are diversions politically. Jeb Bush
We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference. LL Cool J
To be compassionate is not a joke. It's not that simple. One has to discover a certain bigness in oneself. That bigness should be centered on oneself, not in terms of money, not in terms of power you wield, not in terms of any status that you can command in the society, but it should be centered on oneself. Dayananda Saraswati
We have a responsibility to give people opportunities to do what they can do. It's a fundamental tenet of democratic society. Libertarians who believe in a completely minimalist state, and don't feel we have that responsibility, are harming humanity. Mitch Kapor
I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats. Ian Somerhalder
The entertainment industry is vast and is a reflection of the society we live in. Karrine Steffans
The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands. Bhumibol Adulyadej
Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship. Spencer Bachus
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. Thomas Jefferson
Non-violent extremism is essentially the increase of intolerant and bigoted demands made by groups seeking to dominate society. Maajid Nawaz
You can't have a healthy society unless you have healthy companies that are making a profit, that are employing people and that are growing. Michael Porter
The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it. Herbert Marcuse
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
So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in. Sean Penn
I try to focus moment to moment on being an aware, responsible, contributive member of society. You see trash on the ground, pick it up! Bryce Dallas Howard
Building sustainable cities - and a sustainable future - will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders - including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized. Ban Ki-moon
No international court can ever substitute for a working national justice system. Or for a society at peace. Adam Hochschild
I think as an American society, when we're paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don't want to see sad things at the movies. Zoe Saldana
The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society. Constance Baker Motley