Below are ten quotes on society. Some are inspiring while others are a warning.
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children.” ~Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.” ~US Vice President Hubert Humphrey
“The test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.” ~Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl Buck in THE GOOD EARTH
“A people that values its privileges over its principles soon loses both.” ~US President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” ~Abolitionist Leader Frederick Douglass
“Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.” ~US President Ronald Reagan
“The most violent element in society is ignorance.” ~Political Activist Emma Goldman
“Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.” ~American Journalist Mignon McLaughlin
“Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.” ~Robert Frost, four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~Multi-award-winner author and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov
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