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Jean BaudrillardWhat is a society without a heroic dimension?

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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Jean BaudrillardWe are no longer in a state of growth; we are in a state of excess. We are living in a society of excrescence.

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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Ralph Waldo EmersonSociety is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

AristotleHe 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, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Emile M. CioranSociety: an inferno of saviors!

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

George Bernard ShawAll progress means war with Society.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Blaise PascalIt's not those who write the laws that have the greatest impact on society. It's those who write the songs.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Mahatma GandhiThe true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Karl MarxThe history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Vladimir LeninOne cannot live in society and be free from society.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Eric HofferThe ability to get along without an exceptional leader is the mark of social vigor.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

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

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Ronald ReaganWe must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

William BlakeMercy is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Martin Luther KingWe must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Peter DruckerFree enterprise cannot be justified as being good for business. It can be justified only as being good for society

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Harry TrumanA society will be judged by how it treats its weakest members.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]










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