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    John W. Gardner

    Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.

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    Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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    Carl Sandburg

    In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.

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    C. Wright Mills

    Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

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    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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    Lily Tomlin

    The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

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    Jacques Barzun

    It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.

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    Charles Kuralt

    You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

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    Boyd Rice

    I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.

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    Robert Orben

    Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

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    Paul Sweeney

    How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?

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    Randolph Bourne

    Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.

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    Max Cannon

    People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.

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    Georg C. Lichtenberg

    Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

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    Jacques Verges

    It is good for society to have this introspection.

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    Jean de la Bruyere

    The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

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    Timothy Leary

    Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.

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    Jack Kingston

    Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.

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    A. J. Liebling

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

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    John W. Gardner

    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.

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    Erich Fromm

    The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

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    Alvin Toffler

    One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.

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    Raymond Chandler

    It is not a fragrant world.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

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    Kenneth L. Pike

    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.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

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    Thomas Szasz

    Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.

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    Barbara Jordan

    Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

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    Bill Vaughan

    Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

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    Abbie Hoffman

    The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

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    Arnold J. Toynbee

    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.

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    Hillary Clinton

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

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    Charles de Secondat

    Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.

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    Bill Vaughan

    Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.

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    Thomas Szasz

    Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

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    James Madison

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

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    Al Roker

    In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.

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    Orson Welles

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

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    George Orwell

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

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

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    Adlai E. Stevenson

    A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

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    Russell Baker

    Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

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    A. Whitney Brown

    I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.

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    Alfred Austin

    Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

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    Robert Frost

    Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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    Irv Kupcinet

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

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    Hugh Kingsmill

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

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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    Charles Horton Cooley

    Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.

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    Peter Medawar

    Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.

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    Martha Beck

    Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.

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    Candace Bushnell

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

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    Herb Caen

    Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.

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    Daniel Webster

    The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

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    Milton Friedman

    We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

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    Adam Smith

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

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    Valerie Solanas

    Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.

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    Art Buchwald

    You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

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    James A. Baldwin

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

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