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Social Change Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Social Change

Please enjoy these Social Change Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Society

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Yet in order to make sure the European social model
keeps up with the pace of economic change that is now necessary,
the EU must embrace a new approach to lawmaking.
- John Hutton

As a civil rights leader, Mrs.
King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social
change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
- James T. Walsh

 

When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough,
adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions.
- John Boyd Orr

The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
- Gloria Steinem

This led me to understand that trade unionism,
the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could,
and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
- Leon Jouhaux

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In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.
- George Gilder

We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy.
We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt,
and we must change the way things were.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I know of no serious proposals that would change the
way Social Security operates for today's seniors.
- Mac Thornberry

The consideration of change over the century is about loss,
though I think that social change is gain rather than loss.
- Penelope Lively

That a majority of women do not wish for any important
change in their social and civil condition,
merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
- Lydia M. Child

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities.
It grows with our social life, and a new social condition
means a radical change in conscience.
- Walter Lippmann

Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit,
as well as social and economic change.
It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
- Malcolm Fraser

Journalism is what maintains democracy.
It's the force for progressive social change.
- Andrew Vachss

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change
is to establish the sanctity of human life,
the dignity of man, the right of every human being
to liberty and well-being.
- Emma Goldman

Certainly Amadeus because it was a very powerful time for me,
we filmed it in the Czech Republic at a time of lots
of social and political change going on in that part of the world.
- Jeffrey Jones

There never was a social change in America without
angry people at the heart.
- Keith Miller

I think what he loved about me the most was that I
wasn't part of that world.
But once we were together publicly, he wanted to change
me into that social animal.
- Marla Maples

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince
the people of our country that Social Security is in
dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.
- Barbara Boxer

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- C. L. R. James

People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and
loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure
and isolation from friends and family.
- Keith Henson

Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety,
Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government.
And they won.
- Sherrod Brown

Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities,
there can be political change.
There must be political change.
- Jerry Brown

The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

In Europe the various ranks of society are,
like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized.
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval,
a social earthquake.
- Josiah Strong

I wanted to use sports for social change.
- Billie Jean King

Drawing on President Bush's reform plan,
which would allow citizens to transfer part of their
Social Security contributions into personal accounts,
an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change.
- James A. Leach

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical
Canadian story nowadays is along this line:
that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation
as a nation of rapid social change.
- Stockwell Day

We are in a position of financial and social power,
and we could be agents of change in our society.
Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little
gardener who takes care of the garden,
and hopefully our neighbor will do the same.
Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world.
- Guy Laliberte

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people.
If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways.
Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence.
They are a reflection of it.
- Cal Thomas

If Obama has his way, the change that is coming is a new America:
"fair," leveled and social democratic.
Obama didn't get elected to warranty your muffler.
He's here to warranty your life.
- Charles Krauthammer

I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about
how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian,
but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life
has been dictated by it too,
as all our lives are.
- Penelope Lively

But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social
activity that has to do with some sort of communication
or places of interaction,
and that to change the environment is to change behaviour.
- Thom Mayne

Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security
are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older -
the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over
will not change in any way shape of form -
no ifs,
ands, or buts.
- Norm Coleman

On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do,
and I am making a contribution that will,
in the end, help raise social consciousness,
dispel some of the myths about being large,
and change the way that people view and interact with large people.
- Camryn Manheim

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful,
must also reflect decay.
And unless it wants to break faith with its social function,
art must show the world as changeable.
And help to change it.
- Ernst Fischer

Our institute's agenda is relatively simple.
We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture.
By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles.
We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally.
- Peter L. Berger

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women,
but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom,
it is only social progress.
- Helene Deutsch

Like any working mother I find it hard to have a social life.
But my kids are so well adjusted.
There isn't a brat bone in their body so I haven't done anything that bad.
- Ruby Wax

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements
of the American government,
protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring
young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley

You couldn't put me in a social group setting.
I'm probably a terrible anarchist deep down.
- Maya Lin

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments
to protect Social Security for the long term,
it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis.
- Carl Levin

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin,
it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with.
For to be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

My entry into the environmental arena was through the
issue that so dramatically -
and destructively -
demonstrates the link between science and social action:
nuclear weapons.
- Barry Commoner

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude,
but I need to have solitude to write.
- Catie Curtis

You are Americans.
You love this country.
Together we are entrusted with the principles that
represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
- Paul Tsongas


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