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At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

If we were in India now, there would be servants standing in the corners of this room and I wouldn't notice them. That is what my society is like, that is what the divide is like.

Tags: India, Room  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.

Tags: Sex, Work  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.

Tags: Public, Sunday  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.

Tags: Ethical, Fire  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.

Tags: Someone, Wrong  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.

Tags: Himself, Others  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

No emancipation without that of society.

 ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.

Tags: Self, Sense  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences.

Tags: Hand, State  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.

Tags: Another, Good  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.

Tags: Government, Work  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry.

Tags: Dad, Education  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

Tags: Character, Power  ✍ Author: John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

Tags: Great, Words  ✍ Author: John Adams

The happiness of society is the end of government.

Tags: Government, Happiness  ✍ Author: John Adams

He 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.

Tags: God, Himself  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.

Tags: Means, Understand  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Tags: Change, Today  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Tags: Life, Science  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Tags: American, Read  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Tags: Human, Individual  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.

Tags: Free, Secret  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Tags: Art, Him  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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

Tags: Help, Rich  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.

Tags: Good, Mind  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Tags: Clothes, Influence  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.

Tags: Finest, Skin  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Tags: Great, War  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Tags: Lie, Truth  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

Tags: Born, White  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Tags: Mental, Real  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Tags: Here, Talk  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

Tags: Good, Opinion  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.

Tags: Simply, Tragedy  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

We 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.

Tags: Law, Time  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.

Tags: Morality, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.

Tags: Control, Enough  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.

Tags: Past, Understand  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.

Tags: Reality, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.

Tags: Freedom, Liberty  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.

Tags: Choice, Either  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.

Tags: Cannot, Men  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district.

Tags: Education, Proud  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.

Tags: Acting, Social  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.

Tags: Leadership, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.

Tags: Black, Health  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.

Tags: Accept, Open  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.

Tags: Democratic, Three  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

As a nation, we owe a great deal to the National Audubon Society, one of our most distinguished and important environmental organizations, and all those who work to protect America's open land and waterways.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

It is a wonderful honor to receive the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society, which for more than a century has fought tirelessly to protect and preserve our natural resources and environment for future generations.

Tags: Future, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time.

Tags: Rather, Time  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

Tags: Done, Progress  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.

Tags: Evil, Solitude  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.

Tags: Individual, Social  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.

Tags: Freedom, Men  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.

Tags: Dangerous, Lose  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

Tags: Become, Education  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The paradox of education is precisely this; that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

Tags: Become, Education  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.

Tags: Great, Ideas  ✍ Author: Jan Peter Balkenende

What drives me is exploration with a purpose, more the classic Royal Geographical Society genre.

Tags: Classic, Purpose  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Tags: Makes, Nature  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

Tags: Hard, Perfect  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I got married at 22 and remained in an abusive marriage for 10 years. I made up my mind that that was never going to happen to me again. I made a brave step to walk out in a society when you didn't walk out of an abusive marriage. It was mental and physical abuse.

Tags: Marriage, Mind  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.

Tags: American, Means  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.

Tags: Far, Start  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Most of them are pretty down records, pretty unhappy, pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling, I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.

Tags: Feeling, Mean  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.

Tags: Start, Technology  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.

Tags: Legal, Situation  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women.

Tags: Runway, Women  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

Tags: Law, Liberty  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.

Tags: Control, Earth  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.

Tags: Lucky, National  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

Tags: Business, Mother  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.

Tags: Off, Teacher  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.

Tags: Adultery, Gospel  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

Tags: Civil, Order  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

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.

Tags: Great, Justice  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

Tags: Good, Travel  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.

Tags: Bored, Mighty  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.

Tags: Night, Stay  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment and pathology.

Tags: Between, Self  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who's comfortable 'putting himself out there.'

Tags: Himself, Self  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.

Tags: Democracy, Trying  ✍ Author: David Cameron

The political system is broken, the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.

Tags: Country, Political  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.

Tags: Knowing, Useful  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.

Tags: Medical, Sure  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.

Tags: Help, Physics  ✍ Author: James Cameron

But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries.

Tags: Few, Past  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others.

Tags: Political, Religion  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

I am looking for suggestions on what we can do about extremists within our own society. They cannot be ignored.

Tags: Cannot, Looking  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

Tags: Based, Creative  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Tags: Big, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Tags: Freedom, Future  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.

Tags: Good, Today  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.

Tags: Beyond, Social  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

We live in a society that blames everybody else for what's wrong.

Tags: Else, Wrong  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

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