15 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.

Benefits 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 actually like to be remembered?

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

Well, here are 15 inspirational quotes about society to get you thinking.

Quotes about society (1-8):

  1. I think the first duty of society is justice. ~Alexander Hamilton
  2. The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~Emma Goldman
  3. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. ~Robert Kennedy
  8. 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

Quotes about society (9-15):

  1. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~Nelson Mandela
  2. Individual commitment to a group effort; that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, and a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi
  3. 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
  4. Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. ~PJ O’Rourke
  5. Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. ~John Lennon
  6. An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ~Robert A. Heinlein
  7. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. ~Adam Smith

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