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    I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.

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    Imprisonment, as it exists today, is a worse crime than any of those committed by its victims.

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    I have seen more men than usual, lately; and, well as I was acquainted with one, I am surprised to find what vulgar fellows they are.

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    I must try to live in society and yet remain untouched by its pitfalls.

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    In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

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    In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them.

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    I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way. I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither.

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    In society you will not find health, but in nature. Unless our feet at least stood in the midst of nature, all our faces would bepale and livid. Society is always diseased, and the best is the most so.

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    In the new enlightenment, the reason we are driven to become one with the life-process is not merely to experience some form of mystical oneness with everything. We strive to become one with it for the biggest reason there could be - so we can ultimately take responsibility for where it's going.

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    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.

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    Individuals learn faster than institutions and it is always the dinosaur's brain that is the last to get the new messages.

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    Industrial societies can only be run successfully by dictators or oligarchs.

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    In societies where modern conditions of productions prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into representation. The images detached from every aspect of life fuse in a common stream in which the unity of this life can no longer be re-established. Reality considered partially unfolds, in its own general unity as a pseudo-world apart, an object of mere contemplation . . . The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images.

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    Intellectual ''work'' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.

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    It is an aphorism in physic, that unwholesome airs, because perpetually sucked into the lungs, do distemper health more than coarser diet used but at set times. The like may be said of society, which, if good, is a better refiner of the spirits than ordinary books.

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    It is an unfinished society that we offer the world-a society that is forever committed to change, to improvement and to growth, that will never stagnate in the certitude of ideology or the finalities of dogma.

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    It is with a company as it is with a punch, everything depends upon the ingredients of which it in composed.

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    It is good for society to have this introspection.

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    It is bad enough that our geniuses cannot do anything useful, but it is worse that no man is fit for society who has fine traits.He is admired at a distance, but he cannot come near without appearing a cripple.

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    It is madness beyond compare To try to reform the world.

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    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.

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    It is the tragic story of the cultural crusader in a mass society that he cannot win, but that we would be lost without him.

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    Man, like the generous vine, supported lives; the strength he gains is from the embrace he gives.

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    I want a society free of human trafficking

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    I want people to see the truth... regardless of who they are... because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.

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    Justice and truth are the common ties of society

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    Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.

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    Let us get on with creating the democratic and pluralistic society that we say we are.

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    Man in society is like a flow'r, Blown in its native bed. 'Tis there alone His faculties expanded in full bloom Shine out, there only reach their proper use.

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    Man is not made for society, but society is made for man. No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.

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    Lords are lordliest in their wine.

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    Man's characteristic privilege is that the bond he accepts is not physical but moral; that is, social. He is governed not by a material environment brutally imposed on him, but by a conscience superior to his own, the superiority of which he feels. Because the greater, better part of his existence transcends the body, he escapes the body's yoke, but is subject to that of society.

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    Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.

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    Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.

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    Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language.

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    No one can doubt, that the convention for the distinction of property, and for the stability of possession, is of all circumstances the most necessary to the establishment of human society, and that after the agreement for the fixing and observing of this rule, there remains little or nothing to be done towards settling a perfect harmony and concord.

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    Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.

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    No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.

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    Much of what sophisticates loftily refer to as the "complexityof the real world is in fact the inconsistency in their own minds.

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    Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.

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    My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

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    Necessity reconciles and brings men together; and this accidental connection afterward forms itself into laws.

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    No one can learn tolerance in a climate of irresponsibility, which does not produce democracy. The act of tolerating requires a climate in which limits may be established, in which there are principles to be respected. That is why tolerance is not coexistence with the intolerable. Under an authoritarian regime, in which authority is abused, or a permissive one, in which freedom is not limited, one can hardly learn tolerance. Tolerance requires respect, discipline, and ethics.

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    Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.

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    One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

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    Nothing contributes so much to the prosperity and happiness of a country as high profits.

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

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    No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger.

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    One of the advantages of being born in an affluent society is that if one has any intelligence at all, one will realize that having more and more won't solve the problem, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships: The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside.

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    one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.