Aphorisms by theme: Society

The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don`t want a world of engineers.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Education Society Wisdom
Everything secret degenerates; nothing is safe that does not bear discussion and publicity.

John Acton

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By theme : Behavior Democracy Politics Society State
Wherever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S. Truman

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By theme : Society State
Every nation has the government it deserves.

Joseph de Maistre

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By theme : Politics Society State Truth
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Laurence Johnston Peter

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By theme : Democracy Society
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

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By theme : Relations Society
A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.

Jean Paul Sartre

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By theme : Liberty Politics Society State
When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson

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By theme : Liberty Politics Society
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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By theme : Behavior Person Society
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

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By theme : Politics Society
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Theodore Roosevelt

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By theme : Education Society
There are times and countries when the only place for an honest man is in jail.

Thomas Mann

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By theme : Time Society
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