61+ Best Society Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational society quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Society Quotes

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

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

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. — John F. Kennedy

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture. — Amos Bronson Alcott

The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the man of her class against capitalist society. — Clara Zetkin

Please don’t allow society to turn you into a person you’re not. — Anonymous

Society is funny. They ask you to be yourself and yet they judge you. — Anonymous

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. — Ernst Fischer

The whole system of society tells you what to do. — Barry White

In A Society that has Abolished All Adventure, The Only Advenuture Left is to Abolish that Society. —  Anonymous

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. — Oscar Wilde

We blame society, but we are society. — Anonymous

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. — Anonymous

In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society. — Gerrit Smith

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

You decide who you are, not society. — Anonymous

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. — Albert Einstein

Of course, I’m not quite ready to forsake all the products of society, just yet. I have my clothes, my books, etc… But more and more I can see myself leaving much of the rest behind – leaving their makers, and the crucible from which they proceed. If at times, after all, I might benefit by the rays of the sun, must I seek also to reside in its nuclear core. — Mark X.

Welcome to our society. You will be judged on what you wear, your taste in music, what you look like, and how you act. — Anonymous

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. — Victor Pinchuk

No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded. — Margaret Mead

It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence… and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect. — Manitonquat

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

The sign of a good society is where talent is respected. — Irrfan Khan

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. —  Anonymous

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. — George Orwell

Today’s society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items. — Paul Sweeney

People can do whatever they want. It’s when they conform to society that they restrict themselves. — Erin Pracht

Society expresses its sympathy for the geniuses of the past to distract attention from the fact that it has no intention of being sympathetic to the geniuses of the present. — Celia Green

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

Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. — Karl Marx

Every human has something to offer this world; the question is will we create a society that can see everyone’s worth? — Michael T. Coe

The great hope of society is in individual character. — William Ellery Channing

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. — Robert Frost

Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. — Edward Abbey

Sane is the insanity most call normality put forth by society. — Erik Till

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age. — Orson Wells

Do not become a slave to society. — Anonymous

Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change. The whole democratic system would have to be rethought. — Jose Saramago

There is a great and crying evil in modern society. It is want of purpose. It is that narrowness of vision which shuts out the wider vistas of the soul. It is the absence of those sublime emotions which, wherever they arise, do not fall to exalt and consecrate existence. — Felix Adler

Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. —  Anonymous

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. — A. Bartlett Giamatti

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. — Ralph Nader

We call it a Society; and go about professing openly the totalest separation, isolation. Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws-of-war, named fair competition and so forth, it is a mutual hostility. — Thomas Carlyle

No man can have society upon his own terms. If he seek it, he must serve it too. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation. — Daisaku Ikeda

Society Knows Perfectly Well How To Kill A Man And Has Methods More Subtle Than Death. — Andre Gide

When I wrote ‘The Giver,’ it contained no so-called ‘bad words.’ It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of ‘The Giver’; there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power. — Lois Lowry

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

Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it’s a soft manipulator of influence and change. — Kim Harrison

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. — James A. Baldwin

When one person suffers from delusions, we call it a mental illness. When society suffers from them, we call it being normal. — Anonymous

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

Those who are actually in society, are not as ridiculous as those who are trying to get in. — Edgar Watson Howe

We’ve turned into a whining society. — Billy Corgan

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. — Benjamin Franklin

Today is a computer society, let’s face it. — Frank Polimene

An ‘ideal society’ would be the graveyard of human greatness. — Nicolas Gomez Davila

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