25 Quotes About Society to Understand Our Surrounding Profoundly!


Ah, society. The word seems to come up a lot, even though we don’t actually know who society really is. Who are these extremely judgemental people who are monitoring every step of your way? Why exactly do they care so much? When you think about it, no one actually knows. And yet, every time we make a decision, we mentally run it by this phantom society. No one can survive without society either.

Man is, after all, a social animal and thrives when there is a sense of community belonging. However, giving preference to what is generally acceptable by societal standards, more than your own dreams and aspirations can be foolhardy. In the long run, this obsession with what society may think ends up hurting us more than benefiting us. These quotes about society tackle the issue of why weighing in society’s general opinion can do more harm than good. Maybe these society quotes could inspire you to take that next big decision, without worrying about what people will say.

Inspirational Quotes About Society

The society must be better than the individual.

– Governor Mike Morris
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Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

– Letitia E. Landon
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Man was formed for society and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

– William Blackstone

Society is our extended mind and body.

– Alan Watts
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We must reform society before we can reform ourselves.

– George Bernard Shaw
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The new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged.

– Nelson Mandela
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Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it’s a soft manipulator of influence and change.

– Kim Harrison

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

– Abbie Hoffman
key of organizing society

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.

– John W. Gardner
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No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.

– Margaret Mead
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We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.

– Nelson Mandela
vulnerable citizens

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

– C. Wright Mills
history of a society

Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change.

– Jose Saramago
society has to change

Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.

– Henry George
progressive societies

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

– Nelson Mandela
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If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.

– Madonna

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.

– Raoul Vaneigem
industrial society

The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow by the tilt of the social landscape.

– Eric Hoffer
nature of society

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

– Adam Smith
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A society regulated by a public sense of justice is inherently stable.

– John Rawls
sense of justice

Under any system of society… the family holds the future in its bosom.

– Charles Franklin Thwing
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No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society.

– Nelson Mandela
opportunity and power in our society

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

John F. Kennedy
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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

– Albert Einstein
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Also Read: Some people think that humans are naturally lazy. However, people with ambitions and desires are never lethargic. Here are some funny and inspirational quotes about lazy people to keep us going and help us overcome laziness.

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