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Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do.
~ Ronald Wright

 

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

 

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

 

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Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.
~ Lin Yn-tang

 

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

 

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Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
~ Karl Marx

 

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Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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Society in shipwreck is comfort to all.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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Society is a hospital of incurables.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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

 

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

 

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Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden.
~ James Baldwin

 

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Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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

 

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Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
~ Edward Abbey

 

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

 

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