A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
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.
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.