Aphorisms by theme: Society

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Society War
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Destiny Society
The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Humor Society Wit
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Life Relations Society
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus

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By theme : Behavior Liberty Philosophy Society
The greater part of mankind is angry with the sinner and not with the sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Behavior Morality Society
Society is founded upon cloth.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Society
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

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By theme : Democracy Relations Society Wit
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Thomas Jefferson

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By theme : Democracy Politics Society State
There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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By theme : Society Wealth
Laws are never as effective as habits.

Adlai E. Stevenson

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By theme : Life Society
I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Humor Society Wit
Common sense is as rare as genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Behavior Society
Restlessness and discontent are the necessities of progress.

Thomas A. Edison

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By theme : Society
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Bertolt Brecht

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By theme : Humor Society Wit
The well dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.

William Somerset Maugham

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By theme : Fashion Society
Habit is stronger than reason.

George Santayana

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By theme : Reason Society
Who will watch the watchmen?

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Society State Wit
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

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By theme : Society Wit
Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Childhood Society Wisdom Youth
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