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Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.
– Abraham Myerson
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
– George Orwell
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am.
– Marilyn Manson
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
– Thomas Paine
Society is a complex and mysterious creation and . it's extremely imprudent to believe in the fact it presents you with at a given moment, let alone to consider it the one and only true face.
– Vaclav Havel
Society is a more level surface than we imagine. Wise men or absolute fools are hard to be met with, as there are few giants or dwarfs. The heaviest charge we can bring against the general texture of society is that it is commonplace. Our fancied superiority to others is in some one thing which we think most of because we excel in it, or have paid most attention to it; whilst we overlook their superiority to us in something else which they set equal and exclusive store by.
– Hazlitt
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
– George Santayana
Society is made up of two classes those who get more than they earn and those earn more than they get.
– Vikrant Parsai
Society is now one polished horde, --- Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
– Lord Byron, Don Juan
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
– Randolph Bourne
Society of thinking men! This kind of society has only one destiny: To Rise!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.
– Oscar Wilde
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue more clever than another.
– Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.
– Arthur Stringer
Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.
– Francis Quarles
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.
– Unknown
soft Corinthian leather
– Ricardo Montalb├ín
Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.
– anonymous, Letter to the Editor, The Advocate
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
– Winston Churchill
Solitude begets whimsies.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
– Thomas Mann
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
– James Russell Lowell
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
– Honore' de Balzac
Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.
– William Orville Douglas
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
– Laurence Sterne

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