75 Society Quotes About Community And Values

I’ve collected the best collection of society quotes, sayings, and proverbs (with images and pictures) about culture, traditions, heritage, customs, beliefs, and more to inspire you.

Society refers to a group of people who share a common culture, values, and norms. It encompasses the relationships, institutions, and structures that define the way people interact with one another and the world around them.

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Society influences individuals’ beliefs, values, and behaviors, and is shaped by the collective actions of its members.

We all are social beings and live a life that is as per the social norms. Sometimes the pressure of what society thinks makes us fake in order to conform to certain standards of society.

Quotes about society often reflect the complexities and challenges of living in a social context.

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Top 10 Society Quotes

  1. “Society is our extended mind and body.” – Alan Watts

  2. “The society must be better than the individual.” – Governor Mike Morris                                                                                   
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    quotes on society

  3. “A society regulated by a public sense of justice is inherently stable.” – John Rawls

  4. “We must reform society before we can reform ourselves.” – George Bernard Shaw                                                               
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    society quotes

  5. “Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.” – John W. Gardner

  6. “If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.” – Madonna

  7. “Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.” – Letitia E. Landon

  8. “We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela

  9. “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” – Adam Smith

  10. “The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow by the tilt of the social landscape.” – Eric Hoffer

Best Quotes About Society 

  1. “Satisfy your soul not the society.” – Unknown

  2. “We’ve turned into a whining society.” – Billy Corgan

  3. “Society Is Unity In Diversity.” – George Herbert Mead

  4. “All societies end up wearing masks.” – Jean Baudrillard

  5. “Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.” – Francis Bacon

  6. “The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    quotes about society

  7. “Society has become so fake that the truth actually bothers people.” – Chanda Kaushik                                                        society quotes images

  8. “In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. “Is there really equality in our society? Because I am trying to see that, but I could not.” – Unknown

  10. “That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!” – Margaret Mitchell

  11. “Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death.” – Andre Gide

  12. “In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart.” – Howard Schultz

  13. “Anyone in a free society where the laws are unjust has an obligation to break the law.” – Henry David Thoreau

  14. “Man was formed for society and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.” – William Blackstone

  15. “Through knowledge, you can develop the economy. Without knowledge, you cannot improve a society.” – Newton Lee

  16. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov

  17. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

  18. “There is little chance for a person to exercise the imagination today in this complex, programmed society we have.” – Peter Cushing

  19. “Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it’s a soft manipulator of influence and change.” – Kim Harrison

  20. “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.” – Aristotle

  21. “I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.” – Boyd Rice

  22. “…the new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged.” – Nelson Mandela

  23. “There’s no way to design a society that’s optimal or utopian. It’s better than the one that was. Systems always undergo change.” – Jacque Fresco

  24. “What passed for society was a loud, giddy whirl of thieves and pretentious hustlers, a dull sideshow full of quacks and clowns…” – Hunter S. Thompson

  25. “We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.” – Marilyn Manson

  26. “Society is composed of two great classes – those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.” – Nicolas Chamfort

  27. “The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.” – Abbie Hoffman

  28. “A great step forward was made the day men understood that in order to torment one another more efficiently they would have to gather together, to organize themselves into a society.” – Emil Cioran

Insightful Quotes About Society

  1. “Society never come to you until you’re rich.” – Unknown

  2. “Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

  3. “Society is like the air, necessity to breathe but insufficient to live on.” – Unknown

  4. “A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai Stevenson II

  5. “In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay.” – Ernst Fischer

  6. “It is so easy for society to shock the people who are not in it.” – Edgar Watson Howe

  7. “Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.” – Henry George

  8. “Do not care about society because society will only care about your mistakes.” – Unknown

  9. “The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.” – Orson Welles

  10. “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” – Plutarch

  11. “Under any system of society… the family holds the future in its bosom.” – Charles Franklin Thwing

  12. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” – John F. Kennedy

  13. “Those who are actually in society, are not as ridiculous as those who are trying to get in.” – Edgar Watson Howe

  14. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

  15. “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves…” – Thomas Jefferson

  16. “No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  17. “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” – C. Wright Mills

  18. “Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change.” – Jose Saramago

  19. “We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society.” – Nelson Mandela

  20. “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” – Robert A. Heinlein

  21. “It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.” – Alice Paul

  22. “Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.” – Karl Marx

  23. “No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.” – Margaret Mead

  24. “A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.” – Bhumibol Adulyadej

  25. “In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.” – Raoul Vaneigem

Society Quotes On Judging And Thinking

  1. “Don’t let society define you.” – Unknown

  2. “Norms in society are set by those who have high status.” – Unknown

  3. “The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.” – Irrfan Khan

  4. “What is good for society is also good for business.” – Petter Stordalen

  5. “Dear society, if you can’t inspire me, don’t demolish me either.” – Unknown

  6. “Our society is very fun, whatever you do they will find your mistakes.” – Unknown

  7. “Hello, Society. So, tell me, what else you do, other than judging people.” – Unknown

  8. “A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.” – Alfred Hitchcock

  9. “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” – James Baldwin

  10. “Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.” – Oscar Wilde

  11. “Marriage is an institution. It’s the bedrock of society.” – Carmine Sabatini, ‘The Freshman’, 1990

  12. “The only limits on scientific progress are those imposed by society.” – Nikola Tesla, ‘The Prestige’, 2006

  13. “Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.” – Charles Horton Cooley

  14. “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.” – Ronald Reagan

  15. “A nation is a society UNITED by delusions ABOUT its ancestry and by á common HATRED of its neighbors.” – Dean Inge

  16. “Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. It enslaves him almost before he has tasted freedom.” – B. F. Skinner

  17. “Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.” – Nirmalananda

  18. “The societies to which I have been exposed seemed to me largely machines for the suppression of women.” – Cormac McCarthy

  19. “Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.” – John Adams

  20. “I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.” – Duke, ‘Repo Man’, 1984

  21. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

  22. “Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” – John Adams

  23. “The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against.” – Henrik Ibsen

  24. “Sometimes society looks upon people as crazy. It may only mean that they are alienated from their own true natures.” – Laszlo Kreizler, ‘The Alienist’, 2018

  25. “For the principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature…” – William Blackstone

  26. “I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science.” – Vincent Freeman, ‘Gattaca’, 1997

  27. “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.” – John Lennon

  28. “The first time I changed the world, I was hailed as a visionary. The second time I was asked politely to retire. Society tolerates only one change at a time.” – Nikola Tesla, ‘The Prestige’, 2006

  29. “What we need to do is to put an end to all this barbarity. Put an end to all this violence – find a solution for it. By inventing a new society.” – Hermann Kermit Warm, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, 2018

  30. “To succeed in polite society, a young woman must be many things. Kind… well-read… and accomplished. But to survive in the world as we know it, you’ll need… other qualities.” – Elizabeth Bennet, ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’, 2016


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