Aphorisms by theme: Society

No crime has been without a precedent.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Society
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift

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By theme : Society Person
People usually deserve each other.

Jean Rostand

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By theme : Relations Society
A king should die on his feet.

Luis XVIII

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By theme : Health Society
Right is its own defense.

Bertolt Brecht

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By theme : Society
Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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By theme : Liberty Society
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

Aesop

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By theme : Politics Society
A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.

Kurt Vonnegut

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By theme : Society Wit
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.

Epicurus

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By theme : Society
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.

Albert Camus

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Society
The power and prestige of the country depend primarily on the talent and ability of its people.

Margaret Thatcher

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By theme : Society State
The law creates rights by creating a crime.

Jeremy Bentham

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By theme : Society
Love, such as it is in society, is only the exchange of two fantasies, and the contact of two bodies.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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By theme : Love Society
In smart society men are jealous of one another after the fashion of women.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Men Relations Society Women
Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Feelings Society
Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Behavior Society Wit
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

Thomas Mann

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By theme : Democracy Liberty Society
If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.

Pablo Picasso

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By theme : Society Success
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.

Francis Scott-Fitzgerald

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By theme : Society Success
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel

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By theme : Business Society Wit
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