“ The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man. ”

- Lyndon B. Johnson

“ Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don't know about categorizing them in terms of class I'm a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder. ”

- Tom Hiddleston

“ We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It's all a beautiful Р’Р€1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates. ”

- Joan Collins

“ New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture. ”

- Deepak Chopra

“ The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ When I did a study of all the coming-of-age movies that meant a lot to me, whether it was 'The Graduate' or 'Rebel Without a Cause' or 'Dead Poet's Society,' they all had that timeless feel. None of them were completely married to the details of their age. They felt timeless in their treatment of it. That's what made them resonate with me. ”

- Stephen Chbosky

“ Human society has dense borders - economic, religious and cultural - inculcated from an early age. We hate change. ”

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

“ Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? ”

- Erich Fromm

“ No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society. ”

- Naomi Wolf

“ I think the idea of the social construction of beauty - this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is - is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there's also a natural response people have to it. ”

- Denis Dutton

“ I think beauty comes from within, and society paints a ridiculous picture. ”

- Rachel Bilson

“ It is important to fund young researchers who want to do curiosity-driven research. Curiosity-driven research is a part of life. Some people are curious. They want to learn more about nature and society should help that. It's like art: you can learn more and bring more beauty. ”

- Serge Haroche

“ I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society. ”

- Linton Kwesi Johnson

“ Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology. ”

- Jonathan Sacks

“ How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendour of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ! ”

- Pope Benedict XVI

“ Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. ”

- Thomas Browne

“ Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. ”

- B. R. Ambedkar

“ To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. ”

- John Locke