society

A Quote by Ayn Rand on individuality, laws, and society

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: 1963

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on civilization, existence, laws, men, privacy, progress, and society

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: The Fountainhead (1943)

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A Quote by Arthur Stringer on good, society, and water

Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

Arthur Stringer

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on day, driving, emptiness, faults, force, good, manners, mercy, needs, pain, people, society, and time

On a cold winter's day, a group of porcupines huddled together to stay warm and keep from freezing. But soon they felt one another's quills and moved apart. When the need for warmth brought them closer together again, their quills again forced them apart. They were driven back and forth at the mercy of their discomforts until they found the distance from one another that provided both a maximum of warmth and a minimum of pain. In human beings, the emptiness and monotony of the isolated self produces a need for society. This brings people together, but their many offensive qualities and intolerable faults drive them apart again. The optimum distance that they finally find that permits them to coexist is embodied in politeness and good manners. Because of this distance between us, we can only partially satisfy our need for warmth, but at the same time, we are spared the stab of one another's quills.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Aristotle on god, need, society, beast, and sufficient

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 (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, crime, existence, nobility, politics, and society

A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, existence, nobility, politics, and society

. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book III

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A Quote by Antonia Till on anxiety, cooking, family, friendship, oppression, sharing, and society

. . . even those for whom cooking is an oppressive chore or a source of self-doubting anxiety, acknowledge that a meal shared by friends and family is one of the bonding rituals without which the family, society even, can fall apart.

Antonia Till

Source: Loaves & Wishes

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on god, heroism, religion, saints, society, and support

Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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