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Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

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Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

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Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

Families are the Nurseries of all Societies;
and the First combinations of mankind.
- Cotton Mather


 

In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost,
I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians -
better than any organized religion in this country.
- James Welch

In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions;
later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Think how different human societies would be if they
were based on love rather than justice.
But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
- Mortimer Adler

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.
- Prince Charles

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil,
and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout
the world and throughout history.
It's something that has provided permanence and stability
for our very social structure.
- David Vitter

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls,
has never been the law of societies.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained.
Democratic societies will not support it.
Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
- John J. Sweeney

I believe that free and civilized societies do not
hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies;
they have been the rule in closed societies.
- Lawrence Lessig

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
- Natan Sharansky

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.
- Bill Richardson

Law is the essential foundation of stability and order
both within societies and in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom,
because free societies are a lot more peaceable than
dictatorships and monarchies.
- Tony Snow

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences,
some I can discuss, others I cannot.
- Dan Brown

Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected.
- Natan Sharansky

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
- Daniel Goleman

Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
- William Dean Howells

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict
on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
- Denis Diderot

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature
of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- Marshall McLuhan

Many individuals are doing what they can.
But real success can only come if there is a change
in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
- David Attenborough

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

The history of the world shows that peoples and societies
do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages
in the course of development.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous.
That's why so many of them are in jail.
- Don DeLillo

More humane societies are usually smaller,
like the Scandinavian countries and Holland,
where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation.
- David Korten

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

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

Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.
- Henry George

All societies on the verge of death are masculine.
A society can survive with only one man;
no society will survive a shortage of women.
- Germaine Greer

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous,
but also more vulnerable.
- Lord Robertson

Evil societies always kill their consciences.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.

The history of all previous societies has been the
history of class struggles.
- Karl Marx

Societies depend on agreed rules.
- John M. Smith

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies.
- Whittaker Chambers

War kills men, and men deplore the loss;
but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants,
and so saves societies.
- Charles Caleb Colton

You'll find individuals agreeing on this,
but when they get into collective societies and larger
groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies,
but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose.
It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
- Mark Strand

A social problem is one that concerns the way in which
people live together in one society.
A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different
races who live in two separate societies,
even if those societies are side by side.
- Pauline Hanson

I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies,
as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends
of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
- Marcus Garvey

In emerging democracies like Russia,
in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia,
journalists play a vital role in civil society.
In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in
space and time to be relevant to our modern societies,
just think about the risks...
of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide
economic interdependence.
- Jared Diamond

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the
forces of world change than the United States,
and few societies are more intellectually aware of
the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
- Christopher Dawson

Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics
a free hand to abuse and murder non believers.
Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights
which animate any democracy with meaning.
- Armstrong Williams

I went back to graduate school with the clear intention
that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies,
and the way to do that was to find out what made economies
work the way they did or fail to work.
- Douglass North

And so in terms of territorial control,
in terms of economic preeminence, the western share
of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies
in particular develop economically.
- Samuel P. Huntington

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent,
too.
Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate,
action: you liberate a city by destroying it.
Words are to confuse, so that at election time people
will solemnly vote against their own interests.
- Gore Vidal

Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity,
perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together,
in religious societies, may not be one of the least.
- George Whitefield


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