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Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
– G. M. Trevelyan
Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
– Eric Hoffer
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
– Marquis de Sade
Socialism is Bolshevism with a shave.
– Detroit Journal
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
– Oswald Spengler
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
– William Howard Taft
Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.
– B. F. Skinner
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
– Simone de Beauvoir
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
– John Lahr
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 is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses.
– Richard K. Morgan
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

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