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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration."
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."
Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."
Which was the most necessary, society already formed to invent languages, or languages already invented to form society?"
An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences."
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society."
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."
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself."
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."
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens."
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive."