Society Proverbs

By | October 7, 2017

Sayings about Society

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. ~ Read full article from Wikipedia

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. ~ Greek Proverbs

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society. ~ Greek Proverb

A man becomes like those whose society he loves. ~ Hindu Proverb

Quotations about Society

Saying about Society

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. ~ Margaret Mead

Society is a masked ball, where everyone hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing that Nature seems to have inclined us to as much as society. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Society is no more indulgent than was the God of Genesis. ~ Honore de Balzac

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

It has been said that society is for the happy, the rich; we should rather say the happy have no need of it. ~ Madame Delphine Gay de Girardin

Society is a strong solution of books. It draws the virtue out of what is best worth reading, as hot water draws the strength of tea-leaves. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

People who climb from one rung of society to another can never do anything simply. ~ Honore de Balzac

Gold is the key to society; but poverty its barrier. ~ William Scott Downey

Sweet reader! you know what a toady is?–that agreeable animal which you meet every day in civilized society. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~ Vince Lombardi

Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death. ~ Andre Gide

Society does not exist for itself, but for the individual; and man goes into it, not to lose, but to find himself. ~ Phillips Brooks

Society is, and must be, based upon appearances, and not upon the deepest appearances, and not realities. ~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton

There is a society in the deepest solitude. ~ Isaac D’Israeli

The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. ~ B. F.Skinner

Society lives by faith, and develops by science. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny. ~ Clair Oliver

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable. ~ Simone De Beauvoir

The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning society’s values, can force it to change. ~ Samuel Delany

No man can have society upon his own terms. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface. ~ Washington Irving

Society is like a schoolmaster who estimates boys according to their conformity to a standard that is easiest for running a school. ~ Henry Sedgwick

Society in shipwreck is comfort to all. ~ Publilius Syrus

The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Society is a sphere that demands all our energies, and deserves all that it demands. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society will pardon much to genius and special gifts; but, being in its nature conventional, it loves what is conventional, or what belongs to coming together. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is a hospital of incurables. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The great always sell their society to the vanity of the little. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

Under any system of society … the family holds the future in its bosom. ~ Charles Franklin Thwing

It is our first duty to serve society. ~ Samuel Johnson

Those who are actually in society, are not as ridiculous as those who are trying to get in. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

A society regulated by a public sense of justice is inherently stable. ~ John Rawls

What can you say about a society that says God is dead and Elvis is alive? ~ Irv Kupcinet

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Society is like a stew. If you don’t keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top. ~ Edward Abbey

The upper current of society presents no pertain criterion by which we can judge of the direction in which the under current flows. ~ Thomas Babington Macaulay

Society rests upon conscience and not upon science. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Justice is the great end of civil society. ~ David Dudley Field

Society is the atmosphere of souls; and we necessarily imbibe from it something which is either infectious or healthful. ~ Joseph Hall

In this great society wide lying around us, a critical analysis would find very few spontaneous actions. It is almost all custom and gross sense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures. ~ Friedrich Schlegel

The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. ~ Aristotle

Society proceeds like the ocean. After a disaster, it resume its wonted level and rhythms; its devouring interests efface all traces of damage. ~ Honore de Balzac

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. ~ Oscar Wilde

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — these are the pillars of society. ~ Henrik Ibsen

We must reform society before we can reform ourselves. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Without society, and a society to our taste, men are never contented. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on. ~ George Santayana

Man is a social animal formed to please in society. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

If you really wish to become a man of society, you must learn first either to be an imbecile or to hold your tongue. ~ Octave Mirbeau

Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the fine souls who serve us, and not what is called fine society. Fine society is only a self-protection against the vulgarities of the street and the tavern. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The happiness of society is the end of government. ~ John Adams

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women. ~ Angela Davis

Man was formed for society. ~ Sir William Blackstone

Society makes. Then society rewards and punishes her handiwork. ~ John Daniel Barry

Society is composed of two great classes,–those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is the mother of us all. ~ John Daniel Barry

Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can’t get into it do that. ~ Oscar Wilde

Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is so easy for society to shock the people who are not in it. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units. ~ Valerie Solanis

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. ~ Emily Bronte

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. ~ John Lahr

Society is inside of man and man is inside society. ~ Arthur Miller

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