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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is read more

Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene they could never have dared to be great.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Society Quotes,
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But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring read more

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 .

by Lascelles Abercrombie Found in: Society Quotes,
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If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for read more

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

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To gauge the understanding and insight that metaphysics provides is to ask whether, in the final analysis, it helps us read more

To gauge the understanding and insight that metaphysics provides is to ask whether, in the final analysis, it helps us to cope with our world and harmonize our existence with nature, humanity, and ourselves, and leads to greater freedom and self-realization. Metaphysics is only the beginning. The end is human progress.

by Rudolph Rummel Found in: Society Quotes,
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For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy
can be nothing less than the abolition read more

For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy
can be nothing less than the abolition of the wrong.

by Henry George Found in: Society Quotes,
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I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.

I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.

by E. W. Howe Found in: Society Quotes,
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Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who read more

Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Society Quotes,
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What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Society Quotes,
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I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as
to shun myself.

I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as
to shun myself.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Society Quotes,
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