All methods of meditation are nothing but methods to help you to remember the art of let-go. I say remember, because you knew it already. And you know it still, but that knowledge is being repressed by the society.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
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.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.? Society is a joint stock-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater.? The virtue in most request is conformity.? Self-reliance is its aversion.? It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
I have hope that society may be reformed, when I see how much education may be reformed.
My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force ornecessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people.
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.