7 inspirational quotes about society to get you thinking

Quotes about societyToday dear reader, let’s explore some quotes about society. Personally, I think the importance of society is not always fully appreciated.

People are social animals and society is the fabric that binds us all together.

We don’t have to like each other but we do have to get along with each other, if life is to be tolerable and people are to feel safe and secure.

Getting along requires us to treat each other with respect of course but society could not function without an accepted system of governance, a broadly common culture and everyone feeling that they are being treated fairly.

That does not mean people within a given society must be completely homogeneous. It does not mean that there cannot be differences. There are and will always be some differences between people within society and that’s fine.

However, no group can stand completely apart from everyone else in society, if society is to function well. You’re either part of a society or you’re not.

We all have a responsibility to society:

If you choose not to be part of a given society for whatever reason then that’s your decision and it’s perfectly reasonable to have a preference for living in some other society.

After all, that’s why people emigrate, to find a way of life that’s more consistent with the way they would prefer to live.

However you cannot accept the benefits that come with being a member of a given society and then reject the obligations you have to your fellow citizens which are a natural part of living within a given society.

Our fellow citizens matter too:

We all have a duty to try to understand our fellow citizens and try to appreciate the reality of their existence.

The better we know other people the more we will see them as people just like us with hopes and dreams and a desire to create a better world for their children.

Strip away superficial differences and we are in fact all the same. Well I think so anyway.

Society must exist for the benefit of everyone, if it is to mean anything at all.

Quotes about societyBenefits versus obligations:

Everyone should benefit from being a member of society but that means we all have an obligation to contribute to the society within which we live as well. And we must respect our fellow citizens too.

Those making the greatest contribution may derive the biggest rewards but the strong should also lend a hand to the weak.

We all have a part to play and we all gain when society functions well. If we all work for the common good then society can benefit everyone.

The question to ask yourself:

Ask yourself this question: “What is my contribution to society and what will my legacy be for future generations?

To think about it another way; for what will you be remembered? For what would you like to be remembered?

How is the contribution you make, making the world you know a better place right now?

Well, here are seven inspirational quotes about society to at least get you thinking about it.

Quotes about society:

  1. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  2. We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. ~Ronald Reagan
  3. The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~Emma Goldman
  4. 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
  5. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~Nelson Mandela
  6. Individual commitment to a group effort; that’s what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi
  7. Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. ~Sandra Day O’Connor

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