Found 1,892 quotes starting with S:

Social climbers are a bit like rats. You know you should avoid them, but, somehow one or two manage to sneak into your life anyhow.
– T.R. ThrestonRate it:
Social climbers are like ghosts. Scarey and transparent at the same time.
– T.R. ThrestonRate it:
Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes.
– Denis de RougemontRate it:
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
– Octavio PazRate it:
Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self-righteous isolation.
– John DeweyRate it:
Social equality is not a subject to be legislated upon, nor shall I ask that anything be done to advance the social status of the colored man, except to give him a fair chance to develop what there is good in him, give him access to the schools, and when he travels let him feel assured that his conduct will regulate the treatment and fare he will receive.
– Ulysses S. GrantRate it:
Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
– G. M. TrevelyanRate it:
Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
– Eric HofferRate it:
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
– Marquis de SadeRate it:
Socialism has been discredited. Plutocracy is in the process of being discredited. Democratic capitalism has yet to be tried.
– Louis O. KelsoRate it:
Socialism is Bolshevism with a shave.
– Detroit JournalRate it:
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
– Oswald SpenglerRate it:
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 TaftRate it:
Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.
– B. F. SkinnerRate it:
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
– Simone de BeauvoirRate it:
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
– John LahrRate it:
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 MyersonRate it:
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
– George OrwellRate it:
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am.
– Marilyn MansonRate it:
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 PaineRate it:
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 HavelRate it:
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.
– HazlittRate it:
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
– George SantayanaRate it:
Society is made up of two classes those who get more than they earn and those earn more than they get.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Society is now one polished horde, --- Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
– Lord Byron, Don JuanRate it:

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