Society

«One woman's definition of success may not be another's. Is success, as the world defines it, an accomplishment in a society this sick?»

Donna Lynn Hope


«Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.»

Robert Kegan


«Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.»

C. JoyBell C.


«Modern Christians should not mistake our post-Victorian sense of propriety for moral purity.»

Gene Edward Veith Jr.


«Society is better off with me in a gym.»

K.A. Tucker


«Al actuar y ser como eres ahora, estás determinando la forma de ser y actuar de los demás.»

James Redfield


«Empathy is the sunlight to the vampire of culture.»

Stefan Molyneux


«Providing employment is the best form of social service, as it serves you, others, your country, your world - the entire society.»

Amit Kalantri


«The deterioration of individual thought has resulted in a morbidly dependent society that has lost its sense of personal responsibility and accountability. Society has devolved into a state of thoughtless stagnancy, accepting the tyrannical laws and deleterious social structures without question or reason. This is the downfall of the human race, and the roadblock to Divinity.»

Ka Chinery


«Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. It enslaves him almost before he has tasted freedom. The 'ologies' will tell you how its done Theology calls it building a conscience or developing a spirit of selflessness. Psychology calls it the growth of the superego.»

B.F. Skinner


«The point is as long as it doesn’t affect others in a negative manner then just do what you enjoy doing as often as possible, it’s simple. That philosophy should underpin society and it’s something that nanny states just don’t get – that life’s about enjoying yourself and if what you find enjoyable isn’t harming anyone else then it should be of no interest to the state»

Robert Breeze


«Wir existieren in einer Schizophrenen Form des sozialen Lebens. Fremde Mächte haben unser normales Leben okkupiert; und genau wie frembe Eroberer die Ureinwohner von Venedig in einen entlegenen Sumpf hinaustrieben, wo sie ihre Stadt auf Pfählen im Wasser bauen mußten, haben die Mächte die uns und unserer Kräfte ausbeuten, uns in eine unfruchtbare Einöde getrieben, die wir "Privatleben" nennen.»

Lars Gustafsson


«The limited circle is pure.»

Franz Kafka


«Nowadays it's more beneficial to act like a mutt, than understand reality.»

Alexander Zalan


«Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions.»

Oscar Wilde


«Sometimes the words against a big selfish person have to be sharp, straight and blunt; it is very much like after the failure of all medications to cure a mental patient the only option left to revive him is to give him now a shock treatment through an electric current.»

Anuj Somany


«Even though she would dream of love, respect, and unfettered romance... it was a cyclical dilemma in her life that she seemed to be most attracted to poisonous men.»

Steve Maraboli


«To me, the best zombie movies aren’t the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society… and our society’s station in the world. They show us gore and violence and all that cool stuff too… but there’s always an undercurrent of social commentary and thoughtfulness.»

Robert Kirkman


«We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it.»

Norman Mailer


«The ORDINARY RESPONSE TO ATROCITIES is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable.»

Judith Lewis Herman


«I will be a Friend to you, and you shall take care of my Linen»

Samuel Richardson


«In all the known history of Mankind, advances have been made primarily in physical technology; in the capacity of handling the inanimate world about Man. Control of self and society has been left to to chance or to the vague gropings of intuitive ethical systems based on inspiration and emotion. As a result no culture of greater stability than about fifty-five percent has ever existed, and these only as the result of great human misery.»

Isaac Asimov


«Turn to your community and the great earth for sustenance and knowledge.»

Bryant McGill


«I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.»

Jess C. Scott


«So far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.»

Harper Lee


«Living in a world where people measure their happiness by self-indulgence and decadence, Is like watching a whole society being pushed into the abyss of perpetual decay and aberrations.»

Husam Wafaei


«Management, a science? Of course not, it's just a waste-paper basket full of recipes which provided the dish of the day during a few years of plenty and economic growth. Now the recipes are inappropriate and the companies which persist in following them will disappear.»

Leon Courville


«The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.»

Naomi Wolf


«Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken.»

Ralph Waldo Emerson


«In this world we are all pretenders, and Society is our game»

Lucas Sterk