I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats.
A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
In a repressive society a writer can be deeply influential but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.
The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.
In a society which is structured the wrong way piety has no effect.
I suppose that is my central obsession. What we owe to society what we owe to ourselves.
Terms like that 'Humane Society ' are devised with people like me in mind who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
I come from a line of self-motivated determined folk - not grand not high society but no-nonsense family-minded go-getters.
The labor of women in the house certainly enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.
When I got out of acting school I was lucky to have gotten any job at all. A lot of people hiring African American actresses - it was right after 'Roots ' and for society not me it was great. Nice richly dark-skinned people was the fashion and I was not.
My main concern is theater and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish and it has to do better.
Women have face-lifts in a society in which women without them appear to vanish from sight.
Realizing our society as it is without theology dogmatically telling us how we should react to it and being humane toward that society that is all that we're sure of.
When you've paid your debt to society you need to be reconnected and re-engaged in society.
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools neither more nor less.
All I can ask from society is that it please stop telling me why I should like sports.
What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
I think we are all interested in end-times ideas and also in the current climate that we are all living in where money is a little harder to come by things continue to get expensive gas prices are not too far from people's heads. There are more and more people. Human society's going to have real problems.
I really think that elected officials should be focused on how you create sustained economic growth how do you create jobs and all of these issues that made people - segments of our society believe are really important are diversions politically.
If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we'd have a better society.
Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
Even if one is interested only in one's own society which is one's prerogative one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.
Statistically and emotionally I believe that the way I can be of help to society is by doing what I know and what I've been good at.
Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers novelists playwrights painters have been examining for a long time.
Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.
Yes all fundamentalists feel that in a secular society God has been relegated to the margin to the periphery and they are all in different ways seeking to drag him out of that peripheral position back to center stage.
An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says if we make this part of the way we live and work it will change the way we live and work.
To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.
He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else.
I started imagining this whole different world. It was a society of musicians a family I hoped I could belong to one day.
Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free pluralistic society.
At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.
What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands.
Whether you think a film will affect society or it's plain entertainment it's all excellent it's all noble.
At its most basic the democratic contract is a simple one: the right to vote comes with a responsibility to society through tax payments and citizenship.
In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
That's why for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society the colors are black and white. There are no gray issues. Life is black and it's white. There's no in-between.
The idealists will always be in society and we will survive.
The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society.
I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them if they stay.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
Everything in our society is so purposeful.
Are we Darwinists - where we live and let live? Or are we nurturing as a society? There has to be a standard of living that we decide to support.
I believe society has a right to defend itself just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.
One thing that makes France different from other countries is the tradition of social solidarity. People from all backgrounds and political positions are willing to contribute for services and protection of society as a whole - but on the condition that money is being spent effectively and that everyone is paying their part.
I want to initiate a change in society in the long term.
We should like to have some towering geniuses to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.
When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society particularly blacks it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime drugs the whole bit.
But the development of human society does not go straight forward and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.
There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
In the 18th century James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people - the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
You just let your lower self go and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing the people yelling things at each other and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music and that's what this is.
We don't need sugar to live and we don't need it as a society.
We have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended.
I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.
I started out in engineering. I was a geophysical engineer. Throughout the course of my life I've done a lot of strange jobs and the effect has been to make me think a little more skeptically about our capitalist society.
I for one would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
Something's happened in our society which I don't think is beneficial and that's that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now every local station - I've been traveling around the country a lot and you see the local news and they give box-office reports.
Our whole society is instantaneous.
Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society.
But the truth of the matter is we're an open society we want to remain an open society and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil.
The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.
Divorced from the cosmos from nature from society and from each other we have become fractured and fragmented.
In the past human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other especially in highly stressful situations.
What does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
Society has to change but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change. The whole democratic system would have to be rethought.
As I get older I think contrary to modern assumption but in line with the old Lerner and Lowe song that it would actually benefit both them and society if - to quote Professor Higgins - a woman could be more like a man.
It's very hard to imagine the phrase 'consumer society' used so cheerfully and interpreted so enthusiastically in England.
A lot of guys and people in our society think that chicks just love dudes with money. Chicks love dudes who are successful who happen to have money - do you know what I mean? Chicks are attracted to dudes that are doing their own thing.
You don't realize how much you use your credit card not even to buy things. It's a card you get so you can navigate society.
Popular art is the dream of society it does not examine itself.
The role of art in society differs for every artist.
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
As far as a truly radical conscience you have to take it as part of a larger thing that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.
Most of them are pretty down records pretty unhappy pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts his own inclinations society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members it must inevitably fall to pieces.
If you want to use a cliche you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon. or on society.
Since I have come to America I am often asked whether my next novel will be set in America. I don't think it will. I think I will be living in America for some time to come but while living in America I would like to write about Japanese society from the outside.
AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
We have to challenge the whole idea that it's acceptable for a society like Britain to have such a significant number of people who do not work one day of the week and don't have any possibility of improving the quality of their lives.
If you look at the footballers you look at our celebrity culture we seem to be saying 'This is the way you want to be'. We seem to be a society that celebrates all the wrong people.
We do a disservice to society if we ignore the evidence which shows that stable families tend to be associated with better outcomes for children.
Modernity the child of the Enlightenment failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason.
Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex and the damage it could do to society.
A society in which there are high levels of voluntary activity will simply be a better happier place than one where there are not.
Stabilizing the euro is one thing healing the culture that surrounds it is another. A world in which material values are everything and spiritual values nothing is neither a stable state nor a good society. The time has come for us to recover the Judeo-Christian ethic of human dignity in the image of God.
In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint.
If you want a free society teach your children what oppression tastes like. Tell them how many miracles it takes to get from here to there. Above all encourage them to ask questions. Teach them to think for themselves.
If you say I'm for equal pay that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist that's a transformation of society.
I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.
We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.
What is a society without a heroic dimension?
I would argue that we have a generation of young people particularly minorities who are no longer putting up with the kinds of things their parents put up with. They're much more self-confident. It's no longer acceptable to make fun of people because of race or sex. But it has always been present in American society.
But actually so many of the clerics that I've met particularly the Church of England clerics are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society.
You can't have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can't get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses.
Women are not the richer sex. Women are not equal in society.
War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference.
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
I think being different going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
If you ask an economist what's driven economic growth it's been major advances in things that mattered - the mechanization of farming mass manufacturing things like that. The problem is our society is not organized around doing that.
My definition of a decent society is one that first of all takes care of its losers and protects its weak.
I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open 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.
I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
I am willing to compete on my merits and on my character - not with the color of my skin. We talk about being a color-blind society but I don't think the political process could actually handle that.
After 25-plus years as a lawyer prosecutor and defense attorney I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.
Companies that pollute should be taxed so that a product's cost to society is reflected in the price of that product.
The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity.
I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice but in fact it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it.
Who has suffered? The families of the dead no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because as I said we lost the pillars of our society.
The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is even though it may never be resolved. In any authoritarian society the possessor of power dictates and if you try and step outside he will come after you.
The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff.
You've got all these books on self help getting to know yourself doing the right thing eating the so-called right foods even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
Trinidad may seem complex but to anyone who knows it it is a simple colonial philistine society.
How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications.
Boy's natural play is rough and tumble play it's the universal play of little boys. And it's very different from aggression. And we are a society that's failing to understand the distinction.
What we do as a society is seek simple answers.
If you let society and your peers define who you are you're the less for it.
No one can live entirely on their own nor can any country or society exist in isolation.
In modern society where most people live in cities and where both needs and wishes are absolved through the same remote agency - money - the distinction between wishes and needs has altogether vanished.
It's upsetting to be a man in our society.
For a long time society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.
These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether like an army or an orchestra they function as a single body or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.
American society is a sort of flat fresh-water pond which absorbs silently without reaction anything which is thrown into it.
There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics it's something to do with the social structure of society.
In an individualistic culture the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society the narcissist is God's gift to the collective.
Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
The truth is I think we are a self-less society not a selfish society. Because we're so busy now.
Justice must always question itself just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
At the same we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
Deep down the US with its space its technological refinement its bluff good conscience even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation is the only remaining primitive society.
Well we ought to be stirred even to tears by society's ills.
There is so much potential out there in young people and they aren't getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society.
Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.
If you have to put someone on a pedestal put teachers. They are society's heroes.
Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.
How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media I am against the glorification of immoral violence.
It's not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe.
It is time for the world the hemisphere and the region to make sure that relevant institutions of civil society and relevant laws are embedded in the mechanisms of governance.
When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society.