In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society.
John W. Gardner
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
What today's business reality makes clear is that brands cannot survive in a society that is failing economically, socially, ethically, and morally.
I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called 'rock and roll.'
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
I don't think people should have boundaries put on them, by themselves or society or another gender, because it's our birthright to experience life in whatever way we feel best suits us.
John Stuart Mill
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.
Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don't succeed, you won't be in your profession for long. In our society, it's not about good or bad. It's about who's on top.
Ludwig von Mises
Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society.
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
J. C. Watts
I'm looking forward to the day when America will mature to the point that we are a color-blind society. I'm not so sure that in politics that will ever be reality, because politics has a way of separating us based on skin color.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality.
I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality.
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.
Sandra Day O'Connor
It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.