• Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • San Franciscans have a bond of self-satisfaction bordering on smugness.
    ~ Herb Caen
  • A healthy society will overcome even the unhealthy criticism.
    ~ Zarko Petan
  • A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members.
    ~ David Coblitz
  • A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
    ~ Jesus Christ
  • No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger.
    ~ Ashoka
  • A new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged.
    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • 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
  • The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
    ~ Rollo Reece May