You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground. You trample upon things. When a whole society moves forward, this trampling is on a much bigger scale;
It is the first step in sociological wisdom, to recognize that the major advances in civilisation are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur: like unto an arrow in the hand of a child. The art of free society consists first in the
The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
It is not a fragrant world.
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
A university is not a service station. Neither is it a political society, nor a meeting place for political societies. With all its limitations and failures, and they are invariably many, it is the best and most benign side of our society insofar as that society aims to cherish the human mind.
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.