Society Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old society quotes, society sayings, and society proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Being a role model is a privilege. Allison Felix
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. Oscar Wilde
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive. Hugh Kingsmill
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. Karl Marx
An ideal society would be the graveyard of human greatness. Nicolás Gómez Dávila
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do. Abbie Hoffman
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. Lee Iacocca
In today's society, a teacher is not just a teacher. They're a little bit of everything combined into one. Bernard Thompson
Society is a like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. Edward Abbey
The society succeeds the day your center goes into a coma and circumference remains functioning. Then you are a robot, a mchine, no more a man. Osho
Society and public opinion can beat the wings off of angels. Kanye West
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue it likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has. Randolph Bourne
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. Ralph Nader
The happiness of society is the end of government. John Adams
If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled. Elizabeth Blackwell
A gender-equal society would be one where the word gender does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. Gloria Steinem
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. James Baldwin
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. Adam Smith
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable. Simone De Beauvoir
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society. Hillary Clinton
Society is funny, they ask to be yourself, and yet they judge you. Anonymous
Our society is so sex driven that we forget how to form real connections without the invasion of the body and deluded seeding of the mind. Anonymous
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. Margaret Mead
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. Victor Pinchuk
In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Every human society has its lights and shadows. That's the reality of existence. Sebastian Lelio
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage. Mason Cooley