• Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • Society is not merely a select body of spiritual or intellectual persons, but a great organism composed of all kinds of members, a net containing bad and good.
    Society is not merely a select body of spiritual or intellectual persons, but a great organism composed of all kinds of members, a net containing bad and good.
    ~ Robert Hugh Benson
  • A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
    A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.
    Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.
    ~ Edmund Burke
  • Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
    Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
    ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  • No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
    No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
    ~ Adam Smith
  • In a neighbourhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much, much better than a raw or festering wound.
    In a neighbourhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much, much better than a raw or festering wound.
    ~ Edward Koch
  • We rise by lifting others.
    We rise by lifting others.
    ~ Robert Ingersoll
  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • The day we learn to allow an ambulance to pass through in traffic, might be the first step towards being a truly responsible society.
    The day we learn to allow an ambulance to pass through in traffic, might be the first step towards being a truly responsible society.
    ~ Boman Irani, on responsible behaviour