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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
Isaac Asimov
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."
Nicolas Chamfort
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It is impossible for society to exist without laws."
Diogenes of Sinope
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Which was the most necessary, society already formed to invent languages, or languages already invented to form society?"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men
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No emancipation without that of society."
Theodor W. Adorno
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An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences."
Theodor W. Adorno
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As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society."
Henry David Thoreau
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The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time."
John Stuart Mill
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The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself."
John Stuart Mill
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In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society."
Henry David Thoreau
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The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
John Stuart Mill
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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
Mark Twain
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The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property."
John Locke
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The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens."
Alexis de Tocqueville
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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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Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive."
Victor Hugo
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Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society."
Niccolo Machiavelli
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