• Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 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
  • The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
    ~ Jean de La Bruyere
  • Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
    ~ Lord Byron
  • 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
  • The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.
    ~ Bryan A. Stevenson
  • There is very strong historical data that suggest the way societies grow is by making large, long-term investments.
    ~ Fareed Zakaria