We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.Angela Davis
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.Orson Welles
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.Baruch Spinoza
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
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.Robert A. Heinlein
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.P. J. O’Rourke
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.A. Whitney Brown
A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.Robert Bork
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.Al Roker
I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.Boyd Rice
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.Kenneth L. Pike
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.Bhumibol Adulyadej
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.Randolph Bourne
People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.Max Cannon
Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.Preston Manning
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.C. Wright Mills
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?Irv Kupcinet
It is good for society to have this introspection.Jacques Verges
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.Hugh Kingsmill
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.Peter Medawar
Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.Valerie Solanas
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.Vladimir Lenin
The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.Mark Twain
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.Isaac Asimov
We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire society.Ben Carson
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.Mary Wollstonecraft
I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.Mary Wollstonecraft
When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.Bayard Rustin
The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.James Baldwin
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.Vince Lombardi
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.Harry S Truman
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.John Locke
There exists in some parts of the world sanctimonious criticism of America’s death penalty, as somehow unworthy of a civilized society.Antonin Scalia
The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.Antonin Scalia
Because values change, legislatures abolish the death penalty, permit same-sex marriage if they want, abolish laws against homosexual conduct. That’s how the change in a society occurs. Society doesn’t change through a Constitution.Antonin Scalia
Society’s mores have changed, and what used to be thought not to be cruel and unusual now is thought to be cruel and unusual.Antonin Scalia
Society doesn’t like to deal with death, but it is a natural part of living.Harmon Killebrew
I would suggest that faith is everyone’s business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of particular interest to a politician.William Wilberforce
It makes sense for social scientists to become more involved in policy because many of society’s most challenging problems are, in essence, behavioral.Richard Thaler
One of society’s thorniest problems is that children from poor families start school lagging badly behind their more affluent classmates in readiness.Richard Thaler
We need proof in our society.Shirley MacLaine
What is Society?
A society is a group of individuals engaged in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spatial or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.
Societies are defined by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a society may be described as the sum total of these relationships between its members.
In the social sciences, a larger society often displays patterns of stratification or dominance in subgroups.Societies create patterns of behavior by deeming some acts or expression to be permissible or unacceptable.
These patterns of behavior within a given society are known as social norms. Societies and their norms are undergoing gradual and perpetual change.
Societies create patterns of behavior by deeming some acts or expression to be permissible or unacceptable. These patterns of behavior within a given society are known as social norms.
Societies and their norms are undergoing gradual and perpetual change.In so far as it is collaborative, a society can make it possible for its members to benefit in ways that would otherwise be difficult on an individual basis; therefore, both individual and social (common) benefits can be distinguished or overlapped in many cases.
A society can also be made up of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is often referred to as a subculture, a term commonly used in criminology.
More generally, and particularly within the context of a structuralist approach, a society can be defined as an economic, social, industrial or cultural system made up of a diverse set of individuals.
In this regard, society can mean an objective relationship between people and the material world and others, rather than “other people” outside the person and their familiar social setting.