The whole system of society tells you what to do.
I want a society that provides decent jobs for those who can work and decent security for those can't.
That a society controls to a greater or lesser extent the behavior of its members is a universal but the methods the particulars of that control vary from one culture to another.
Europeans say they are proud of their social fabric of strong rights for workers and the weak in society.
RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.
I think human society for tens of thousands of years has sent young men out in small groups to do things that are necessary but very dangerous. And they've always gotten killed doing it. And they've always turned it into a matter of honor and a way of gaining acceptance back into society if they survived.
In emerging democracies like Russia in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
Well you got to remember bin Laden killed 3 000 Americans and in some ways he and his ideology killed tens of thousands of his fellow Muslims including Pakistanis. I understand that that was provocative and complicated for Pakistan but only if you accept the idea that he was an acceptable member of Pakistani society.
You shouldn't get to live in society and give nothing back. People complain about their taxes yet they do nothing for the community. That makes me furious.
Traditional Albanian society was based on a clan system and was further divided into brotherhoods and bajraks. The bajrak system identified a local leader called a bajrakar who could be counted on to provide a certain number of men for military duty.
I think that when we have a better educated society when there is less violence in our cities when people get back into the workforce and have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families - that for me really is the kind of success and the kind of America that I think most of us still want we aspire to.
Badger hates Society and invitations and dinner and all that sort of thing.
I do feel like I have always in my life been inclined to be on the outside walk a different path or something. Because of that and increasingly over the years my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works I have a different kind of perception of it.
On the other side of that coin and far outweighing it is the fact that I've been able to use genre of Fantasy/Horror and express my opinion talk a little about society do a little bit of satire and that's been great man. A lot of people don't have that platform.
A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important.
I think top scientists need to be compensated at a different scale in society. Somebody with experience will tell you that true scientists are not motivated by money - they are motivated by the quest itself. That is true. But I think an additional recognition will not hurt.
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not at some time make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment.
I love the wry motto of the Paleontological Society meant both literally and figuratively for hammers are the main tool of our trade: Frango ut patefaciam - I break in order to reveal.
You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind.
My brand is a demography-breaker. It speaks to all homemakers and women from all walks of life and all across society.
I think every artist should follow their vision their hearts is what they need to reveal not something that society is looking out for.
Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head.
If you allow for a purely capitalistic society without any type of regulation at all you will get one monopoly that will eat all of the smaller fish and own everything and then you'll have zero capitalism zero competition - it would just be one giant company.
I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold a mirror to crime to see what's happening in society. I could never write a crime story just for the sake of it because I always want to talk about certain things in society.
As you have fewer and fewer voices in a democracy in a free society it's not good to limit the number of voices.
Sweden is still a very peaceful country to live in. I think that people in Britain have created this mythology about Sweden that it's a perfect democratic society full of erotically charged girls.
Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society.
The idea is we're still a society where we recognize and see and even sometimes seek members of our own tribe whatever that tribe is. It could be ethnic religious geographic political.
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
We are what make up society.
The one thing that advances a society is not technology or so-called development it's love - that one principle.
I respond very well to well-written material and women who have had an effect on society something tragic or monumental has happened to them.
The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art.
My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society.
You forget that you do choose your life and there are so many things to be grateful for and I feel like society has gotten to that point where we're always looking for the next and the better and we lose sight of what's actually in front of us.
If you wish to appear agreeable in society you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
You do not know our culture our ethics or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
Business labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
We're in a period where society seems very attracted to flash and that seeps into people's musical taste.
Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes.
I mean I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time I don't represent the entire gay community because it's a vast vast community as one can imagine.
I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
When women make their image about youth and sexuality and not about intellect that's kind of a dead-end road. So I think it's a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society.
The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment.
Obama often criticizes policies that place the interests of the powerful ahead of the powerless. But through his administration's support of abortion rights Obama shows his lack of empathy for society's most powerless.
If anything needs to get fixed in society it's people's consumption of other people's problems.
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
The writer is the person who stands outside society independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
I believe that writers unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite are at heart people who live by night a little bit outside society moving between delinquency and conformity.
America must be the teacher of democracy not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.
I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society.
I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available knowable and recorded by everyone all the time.
Too much of our society looks for people to fail.
That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that's what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else's life.
And nothing embittered me which is important because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action you know.
A social problem is one that concerns the way in which people live together in one society. A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different races who live in two separate societies even if those societies are side by side.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.
All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism.
And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette.
The Constitution as originally drawn made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos.
There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment if you can't think creatively you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
The farther a society progresses the more clearly the individual becomes the antithesis of the group.
I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society.
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
It seems to me that we're in danger of losing sight of certain basic civic values in society by allowing the growth of a whole generation of people who really have no sense of attachment to society.
Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society.
One of the most destructive things that's happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together - which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.
I don't believe that in our society that we should have guns.
Those who suffer are not those at the top but are the less privileged members of society.
The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.
The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed jurisdiction over the whole person and the whole society and they don't at all believe that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.
Watching people just look out for themselves I think is extremely interesting. It goes right back to something like 'The Beggar's Opera' - the underbelly of society how it operates and how that reflects their so-called betters.
It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
So if we have anything original to offer it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.
I've always thought of acting as a tool to change society. I watch a lot of actors and I see panic in their eyes because they don't know why they act and I know why I act. Whether I'm a good or a bad actor I know why I do it.
Once boys' and men's challenges are clear the question 'why now' quickly becomes 'why didn't we see this sooner?' The answer? Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable.
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
For many centuries suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society's method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries.
Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state we can't meet the demands of being a modern society.
Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and through it the chief concern of the Chinese people.
Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property.
He who negates present society and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society.
You're scrutinized all through your life - you're scrutinized by your family by yourself by society and your friends in a certain way shape or form.
Police in China can do whatever they want after 81 days in arbitrary detention you clearly realise that they don't have to obey their own laws. In a society like this there is no negotiation no discussion except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want - not only you your whole family and all people like you.
I'm really not interested in other people's opinions because I think frankly most of those opinions are either misinformed and adding to this endless ball of hot air we have in our society where everyone thinks their opinion is valuable and sacred and what counts.
If we all say the same thing then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it I become singled out even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society people are giving up on protecting these values.
And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers.
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
The conception that instead of this contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who though they are still comparatively few are getting more and more of a hearing.
The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction and if war is used as an instrument of policy eventually we will have total war.
In all of our society but especially in Hollywood there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.
Because society places a value on masculinity gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says 'You do realise this is a gay club don't you lads?' you get all excited because you think 'Wow he thought I was straight!'
The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story whether in print orating writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.
I mean Britain is a country of successful Muslim businesspeople teachers and educators journalists. So we have to say very strongly that the two million plus Muslims in Britain the vast bulk of them make a huge contribution to our society and they actually make it the vibrant society it is.
And the truth is those who are terrorists only have to succeed once and those of us who are trying to build an inclusive society have to succeed every time.
Then I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It's us. So then I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us the way we moved next door to the American Indians.
Economic progress in capitalist society means turmoil.
I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view.
Acting the arts in general is a magnet for the wounded of society.
I think we're living in a world where society is very difficult.
We live in a very dysfunctional society and this is a very very dysfunctional Administration.
Society questions the police and their methods and the police say Do you want the criminals off the street or not?
On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in.
The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid violent and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly meth users are a threat to their own children and families.
A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.
Everyone in our society has had to make a contribution towards dealing with the debts.
Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
In return society rewards those who give it what it wants. That is why how much money people have earned is a rough measure of how much they gave society what it wanted.
There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.
As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best though true is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression and sort of as a result these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.
Australia has an increasingly multicultural society.
I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my 'spaceship' and it was my up my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.
I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large.
Every society all government and every kind of civil compact therefore is or ought to be calculated for the general good and safety of the community.
I'll never look down on and I love running into actors who say 'Oh yeah I did a soap.' I say 'Tell me which one!' It's like being a member of a secret society.
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them and I can help them.
A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.
The public school has become the established church of secular society.
A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone - not just those who have the resources to seize political power.
I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled how much the information they receive is restricted and warped until they step out of line that is and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them.
There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected that's when he doesn't forget them.
I'm very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father who thought that being a public servant was an honor. Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve because we all benefit from society.
Mainstream cinema raises questions only to immediately provide an answer to them so they can send the spectator home reassured. If we actually had those answers then society would appear very different from what it is.
Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously there's no way of avoiding violence which is so present in society.
Before a group can enter the open society it must first close ranks.
Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
My father always taught me to appreciate what you're fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children especially the ones who need our help.
I understand why society especially American society is gravitating toward fairy tales given our economy. We've been exploring the world of witches and wizards for years. We've been exploring the world of vampires for years. Clearly the public - I mean I feel like all of this was ushered in by 'Harry Potter' - in my own fannish beliefs.
The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society.
We're an air bag society that wants guarantees on everything that we buy. We want to be able to take everything back and get another one. We want a 401-k plan and Social Security.
The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles or control?
I have in some ways saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive still get through it.
In this I-me society my job is to get people to buy into something bigger than themselves.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?