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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Society:

The three horrors of modern life - talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change.
~ James Russell Lowell.

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face.
Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
~ Henry Miller.

The trouble with our age is that it is all signposts and no destination.
~ The War Cry.

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
~ Paul Valery.

The trouble with the laws these days is that criminals know their rights better than their wrongs.
~ Author Unknown.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
~ Lily Tomlin Quotes.

The twentieth century seems afflicted by a gigantic... power failure. Powerlessness and the sense of powerlessness may be the environmental disease of the age.
~ Russell Baker, New York Times, 1 May 1969.

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.
~ Omar Bradley.

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.

The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.
~ Ronald Firbank.

The year is 2006. The world has changed in about 364 significant ways since you started reading this sentence.
~ Ed Northstrum.

There are more doctors in a single North Shore medical building than in one entire West Side ghetto.
~ Jack Starr.

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.
~ Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend.

There is no appeal from the ways of the world, which must continue on its own terms or take us all down with it into chaos and confusion.
~ Mark van Doren.

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.
~ Author Unknown.

There's a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium, and that is: "Beat it to death if it succeeds."
~ Ernie Kovacs.

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 with our blankies for a nap.
~ Robert Fulghum.

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
~ Matthew Arnold.

Those persons who are burning to display heroism may rest assured that the course of social evolution will offer them every opportunity.
~ Havelock Ellis.

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.

Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant "idiot."
~ Terry Pratchett Quotes, The Colour of Magic.

Unhappy is a people that has run out of words to describe what is going on.
~ Thurman Arnold.

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.

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
~ Alfred E. Newman.

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