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The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods.

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.
The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of being -- which cannot be proved existentially to the sense organs -- where it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error.
A system in which the two great commandments are to hate your neighbor and to love your neighbor's wife.
Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT. We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship.
Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
Society is like a schoolmaster who estimates boys according to their conformity to a standard that is easiest for running a school.
Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.
Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
One set of messages of the society we live in is: Consume. Grow. Do what you want. Amuse yourselves. The very working of this economic system, which has bestowed these unprecedented liberties, most cherished in the form of physical mobility and material prosperity, depends on encouraging people to defy limits.
A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Society in shipwreck is comfort to all.
You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled.
Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.
A civilized society that can no longer feel outrage, can no longer be civilized.
Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate.
The problem with society is that happiness and intelligence are rarely found in the same person. I guess that's why they say ignorance is bliss.
i will not say money is everything but without money you are nothing
As Hurricane Sandy clearly demonstrated, there is a woeful lack of redundancy in the nation’s health care facilities. However, take solace in knowing there are no lack of choices in those things the advertisers convince us should matter more. For example, right now, you can purchase at least FIVE different varieties of perfume by Paris Hilton at your local mall so, even if you can no longer find a single hospital anywhere nearby, the good news is we live in a society where you’ll never lack for options to smell good while you suffer in pain.
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Capitalism isnt the problem and neither is Socialism, its people, specific people, that are wrecking society.

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