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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Besides the general infusion of wit to heighten civility, the direct splendor of intellectual power is ever welcome in fine society, as the costliest addition to its rule and its credit.

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.

Half of the secret of getting along with people is consideration of their views; the other half is tolerance in one's own views.

He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.

It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another: therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

It is not a fragrant world.

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.

Man is a social animal, formed to please and enjoy in society.

Man is a social animal.

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.

Man, in society, is like a flower blown in its native bud. It is there only that his faculties, expanded in full bloom, shine out, there only reach their proper use.


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