Quotation Explorer - 'Societies'

Societies need self sacrificing ignorant crowd;Religions need fearful followers;Systems need obedient slaves;Corporate world needs compulsive consumers,andI NEED THE COURAGE TO RISE ABOVE THESE FOUR PARASITES. - Saurabh Sharma
Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually. - James A. Michener
The pen is mightier than the sword, for by the sword are mortal battles waged, but by the pen entire cultures swayed, eternal societies arrayed, and souls of men saved. - Ilyan Kei Lavanway
I felt condemned to obscurity and to celibacy. But when one is driven by passion, one can live on almost nothing, and I was driven by passion for writing. One does not starve in modern, Western societies, and one can do without such amenities as the telephone, a car, entertainment. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
21Most food goes to waste in affluent societies. When we throw leftovers into the garbage, it goes to waste. When we eat more food than we need, it goes to waist. - Earle Gray
Maybe the greatest challenge now is to find a way to keep independence while also committing ourselves to the ties that bind people, families, and ultimately societies together. - Jane O'Reilly
No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached. - Amy Tan
People are naturally born as Libertarians till governments and oppressive societies force them to adopt their ideologies and their ways. - Hany Ghoraba
They said globalization!!; my reply then was and still is that the only way for "globalization" to cherish and succeed is through a lifestyle and not through a culture driven societies; and gentlemen, that is not what the world can afford !! - Hisham Fawzi
Historians are interested in ideas not only because they influence societies, but because they reveal the societies that give rise to them. - Christopher Hill
Human kind has always been in the shadows of each other since its persistence of social interventional among the large groups of human societies. - Het Desai
Wealth will always find their way out of societies where truth and honesty are not established into the societies where there are principles of honesty and truth. - Sunday Adelaja
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
Climate Change is a bit like our advanced societies. Too late to "fix." The only choice left is that we adapt to what we've created. - Shilpa Menon
For every Aruna story we hear there are hundreds of thousands that will never be heard, swept under the great rug of shame societies have so eloquently woven. It is up to us to speak up, to lift this heavy rug and reveal the ugliness it conceals. - Aysha Taryam
If every citizen can get rid of indiscipline syndrome, we have immense potential to build more productive, conflict-free, harmonious and peaceful communities, societies, cities, nations and world. - Vishwas Chavan
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Even in societies where words are often strictly controlled, messages diverse never die. Resembling seeds scattered here and there, they find all manner of cracks and crevices to root. - William E. Jefferson
For all the secret societies lunatics out there who think they know anything, why don't you chill..We’re ALL guests on Earth, not Management. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Everything here is edible; even I'm edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies. - Johnny Depp
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. - Ansel Adams
It may well be that we talk about sex more than anything else; we set our minds to the task; we convince ourselves that were have never said enough on the subject...where sex is concerned the most long-winded, the most impatient of societies is our own. - Michel Foucault
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. - Guy Debord
Societies have a peculiar way of relating, or more accurately non-relating, to rape maybe because it is so vicious, they choose to live in denial about it. - Aysha Taryam
Everything in here is eatable. I'm eatable, but that my children is called cannibalism, and is frowned upon in most societies.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. - Richard Dawkins
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. - Gore Vidal
Wealth will always find a way of escaping from societies without an established system of truth and honesty, into societies that are well established in truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess. - Marcel Duchamp
Some people complain there are too many people on earth, Some people complain about secret societies, Some people accuse others of not being able to wake up early. Almost all people complain about something. - Dejan Stojanovic
It [economics] is the study of how people, companies, and societies allocate scarce resources. Which happens to be the same puzzle you and your spouse are perpetually trying to solve: how to spend your limited time, energy, money and libido in ways that keep you smiling and your marriage thriving. - Paula Szuchman ; Jenny Anderson
Not everyone is violent in a violence infected country or society. In those countries and societies many parents unknowingly teach their children hatred and violence. - Debasish Mridha
Utopias bore me. I'm interested in constructing messy, complicated societies that are full of flaws and then saying, ooh, this is interesting, let's see what happens if I poke it here. And concurrently with this and the previous point, I'm interested in making up cultures that are different - Marie Brennan
Societies in decline have no use for visionaries. - Anaïs Nin
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
Many ancient (and contemporary) societies considered the sexually awakened femaleas both auspicious and dangerous. - Srinivasan
Societies where there are worthy men and women of God, not necessarily preachers or religious men, but men that know the ways of God, they stand up against the collapse of equity in their land - Sunday Adelaja
Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence. - Salman Rushdie
I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together. - Marcus Garvey
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued."(From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995 before the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China) - Aung San Suu Kyi
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. - Ursula K. Le Guin
History will judge societies and governments and their institutions not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless. - César Chávez
Societies are mediocre, individuals are excellent. - Amit Kalantri
It is not in our interest, I suppose, to let South Sudan fall under the category of the burdened societies. We must be critical about our own actions if we want to move forward as a nation proud of its immense diversity. - Duop Chak Wuol
In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor. - Michelle Malkin
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. - Jean Cocteau
Civility is not something that automatically happens. Civil societies come about because people want them to. - Jimmy Bise Jr.
human societies, at least the more advanced cultures, have rarely offered the individual anything but imperialism, racism, and ethnocentrism for dealing with "other" cultures. - Edward W. Said
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