Most people's lives are mortgaged to the social reality around them. Yoga is about releasing the mortgage
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.
The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.
That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!
To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
A society which does not protect, respect and honor its women can have no claim of being civilized
Culture is always an evolving process. Any culture that needs to be preserved is already archival
Gender is given too much importance. We should be able to see humans just as humans.
Women will see liberation only in building a society beyond gender.
Too much activism, not enough actual activity is not good for any society.
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In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Morality has become important in society because people have forsaken their humanity. Morality is a poor substitute for Humanity
Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.
Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Unfortunately today we are enslaving life to serve social structures. No. Social structures must be made in such a way that they will serve life, an individual life, not social life
Your desires are not even about you, your desires are a reaction to the social situations you are living in. If you are living in a city & your neighbor has a big car, your desire is to have 2 cars like that, if you are living in a village & your neighbor has a big buffalo, you want 2 big buffaloes
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.
The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.
To all the girls that think you're fat because you're not a size zero, you're the beautiful one, its society who's ugly.
in the mode of competition, only one can win - all others are losers, It's a horrible way to create a society.
Let your long-term goal be for the life within you - not for your thoughts, not for your emotions, not for society. If your goals based on the life within you, it will be good for everyone, because everyone is just a life.
We have made economics the most important aspect of human societies, economics has a place in our life for sure, but it is not the be all of life. Feminine doesn't belong to that dimension. If aesthetics of life was dominant in a society, if aesthetics was as important as economics, Feminine would be naturally exuberantly alive & manifest in the society
Anger is not the way to propel change. You can do it out of shear human longing to be better. Every human being is constantly longing to be little better than what he is right now. Just that longing is enough to transform a society and individual and the whole situation
Every social group is built on identifications. The basis of spiritual process is to learn to live without an identity
You cannot make people equal, it's never going to work but you can provide an equal opportunity. An equal opportunity simply means a level-playing field
Society has fixed some rules and they have always told you, right from your childhood, that if you break them, you are a bad boy. So whenever you break these, you feel like a bad boy. If you feel like one, you become one.
Individuals should shape their lives according to their particular needs, not according to social trends
Ancient societies always saw disease as something wrong. But modern societies are treating disease as normal.
Trying to be special is a disease that arises when you do not recognize the value and uniqueness of every being.
Youth is humanity in the making. If something is in the works, the more attention you pay to it, the better the product will be
If all of us become truly peaceful human beings, no conflict within us... would the world be peaceful? Do we have to separately cast... start a campaign for a peaceful world? No. If people were peaceful society would be peaceful
When your intelligence is entangled with social identifications, it is not in line with the life within you. That is the source of Misery
Every society needs individuals who go on planting mango trees without thinking whether they would get to eat the fruit or not
Good/ Bad is in your head, these judgments are essentially human and socially conditioned, in every society they have their own idea of what is good and bad, but the existence is treating all of them the same way
Society has never spared anybody... It is not that you are the only one who is the target of unkind talk and unkind looks. Only if you are strong and self-confident, you can let others say what they want.
We need to create a society where our values are more spread out to all aspects of life. Music, art, love, care, all these things are as important as economics.
Everyone is capable of doing great things but socially we are teaching them to do easy things
I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.
None of your thoughts are really yours, Thought is something that you generate from implanted information, The way you think right now depends on the kind of family you were born in, parents you had, education, society, social background, religious background. These things are deciding how you think
Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers.
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Socially, unfortunately, the world has reached a point where if you say something that nobody understands, most people believe you are being very intelligent
That's sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something...real... Real love, real friends, real body parts...
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
instead of starting a debate on what is good and what is bad, I think what we need is what is appropriate and what is inappropriate to our times, to our society, to our existence here, to our level of economics
In every society, it is necessary that there are at least a handful of people whose passion in life is beyond their own wellbeing.
Trying to change social, national, or global realities without working on human consciousness means there is no serious intention
Whatever a great person does, common people imitate. His actions set a standard for the people of the world.
Equality is a foolish idea. But equal opportunity is something that has to happen in every society.
Prejudice is poison, fed to us from an early age by our families, religions, and society
For integrity to flourish in society, we have to nurture it - within ourselves, in our children, in our education systems.
I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely.
You should feast regularly on the society of joyful minds. Every day you should associate, if only for a little while, with joy-instilled persons--those who meditate and feel the joy of God as a reality
Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get into it do that.