Society Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”
Often attributed to Benjamin Franklin or Daniel Webster. Earliest occurrence of this quote found in: Spiritual Gems of the Ages (Elm Street Printing, 1886) without attribution.
More Maxims of Mark (1927) edited by Merle Johnson
“People don't want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in.”
Interview, September 13, 1992, by Todd Brendan Fahey, "Ken Kesey: The Far Gone Interview"
“Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.”
Quoted in Jail: An Inmates Survival Guide - Page 24 - by Panama Publishing, Inc. - 2007
“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”
The Sane Society (1955), Chapter 8 - Roads to Sanity
“In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.”
Das Kapital (Capital: Critique of Political Economy), 1867-1894
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“...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.”