«The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.»

Mark Skousen

«You say that this society will come to an end, because societies always have done so.»

Idries Shah

«It is not for a man to put himself in such an attitude to society, but to maintain himself in whatever attitude he find himself through obedience to the laws of his being, which will never be one of opposition to a just government, if he should chance to meet with such.»

Henry David Thoreau

«the price of creation»

Charles Bukowski

«...only in relatively recent times have people decided that "because I want to" is sufficient reason for annoying others.»

Bill McKibben

«To live in a culture in which women are routinely naked where men aren't is to learn inequality in little ways all day long. So even if we agree that sexual imagery is in fact a language, it is clearly one that is already heavily edited to protect men's sexual--and hence social--confidence while undermining that of women.»

Naomi Wolf

«The Book revealed to Muhammad is one and unique of its kind. It has left indelible impression on the hearts of humanity. Nothing can overcome its majesty. The Quran has given new dimensions to human thinking - Surprising reforms, stunning success! The power that created in Muslims a ravenous appetite for knowledge sprung from the Quran.»

B. Margoliouth

«Don't be surprised that I value prejudice, observe certain conventions, seek power--it's because I know I live in an empty society.»

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

«Protesters are still on the fringes like satellites, revolving around the system. But prophets and poets lead us into a new world, beyond simply yelling at the old one.»

Shane Claiborne

«In the marketing society, we seek fulfillment but settle for abundance. Prisoners of plenty, we have the freedom to consume in stead of our freedom to find our place in the world.»

Clive Hamilton

«They were determined to find something mechanically wrong with him - because broken machines are easier to fix.»

Lionel Shriver

«It's not me but the world that's deranged.»

Haruki Murakami

«The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.»


«We’re losing society to apathy, to digital technology, the people who care about nobody else but themselves. They share every little detail of their stupid lives online as if the world even gives a damn… digital technology is getting smarter and society is getting dumber,” Mandy whispered in a voice filled with disbelief. “Society is… it’s slipping away.»

Rebecca McNutt

«Washington was no politician as we understand the word," replied Ratcliffe abruptly. "He stood outside of politics. The thing couldn't be done today. The people don't like that sort of royal airs.»

Henry Adams

«We live in a society where interacting with government agents is a»

Steven Magee

«Society has parted man from man, neglectful of the universal heart.»

William Wordsworth

«You can't build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.»

Norman Borlaug

«Forms have changed through the centuries in obedience to the external world to which all forms belong.»

Idries Shah

«Education should aim at destroying free will so that»

Bertrand Russell

«You exalt me Bati,»

Ankita Singhal


Abha Maryada Banerjee

«I wonder how it is we have come to this place in our society where art and nature are spoke in terms of what is optional, the pastime and concern of the elite?»

Terry Tempest Williams

«All the girls stared at me with hatred in their eyes. It was a big drama that had to be acted out. But deep down, nobody really cared. The other girls didn't care about Jennifer. Jennifer didn't care about me. I didn't care about anything.»

Blake Nelson

«Love is the magic glue»

Allan Rufus

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

«To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.»

Jeanette Winterson

«Eens heb ik gemeend dat menselijk zijn het hoogste doel was dat een mens kon nastreven, maar nu zie ik in dat dit bedoeld was om me vernietigen. Nu ga ik er trots op te zeggen dat ik onmenselijk ben, dat ik niet tot mensen en regeringen behoor, dat ik niets met geloofsbelijdenissen en principes te maken heb. Ik heb niets uitstaande met de krakende machine der mensheid - ik behoor tot de aarde!»

Henry Miller

«Hidden Highlands was maybe a little richer but not that different from many of the other small, wealthy and scared enclaves nestled in the hills and valleys around Los Angeles. Walls and gates, guardhouses and private security forces were the secret ingredients of the so-called melting pot of southern California.»

Michael Connelly

«Serve one another with brotherly love.»

Lailah Gifty Akita