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Please enjoy these Permissiveness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults;
and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
- Thomas Szasz
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase.
A better phrase is the civilised society.
- Roy Jenkins
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive
society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
- Zig Ziglar
The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
- Curt Flood
I can't for the life of me see that by being permissive
you actually assist anyone.
- Jenny Shipley
Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy,
for virtually any reason, became public policy in the
United States of America.
No other developed democracy had, or has,
such a permissive abortion regime.
- Robert Casey
In America the schools have become too permissive,
the kids now are controlling the schools,
the tail is wagging the dog.
We've got to make a change there and get it back to
where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
- Chuck Norris
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The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May
I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison
Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin
What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet
Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin
The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
- A. Whitney Brown
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards
Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere
Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is good for society to have this introspection.
- Jacques Verges
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike
The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell
Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell
No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget
all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
- Henry David Thoreau
Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost
Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch
Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley
Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan
The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker
It is not a fragrant world.
- Raymond Chandler
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster
It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that
can stay up all night and eat anything.
- Herb Caen
Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,
power without conscience.
Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley
Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi
Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg
You can't make up anything anymore.
The world itself is a satire.
All you're doing is recording it.
- Art Buchwald
You can find your way across this country using burger
joints the way a navigator uses stars.
- Charles Kuralt
The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm
The human race's prospects of survival were considerably
better when we were defenceless against tigers than
they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
- Arnold J. Toynbee
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar
People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller
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