12 Sensible Society Quotes And Their Implications

Society Quotes:

As we continue our love hate relationship with the society, today we present you with a pack of 12 carefully selected quotes on society. Just to prepare you for what is coming next, we are a bunch of people who think society is a mould which needs to be broken and then restructured for a better mileage. And naturally the quotes that follow are a bit antisocial, 😉 Pun intended. So, without much ado, here you go with our society quotes


Society Quotes 1 :

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Welcome to our society, you will be judged on what you wear, your taste in music, what you look like and how you act

“Welcome to our society, you will be judged on what you wear, your taste in music, what you look like and how you act. Enjoy your stay”

Well, that’s the perfect way to welcome you to this post I would say. The society sure is a funny place and our warmest welcome to it. But yeah, be warned that each of our actions are carefully watched. If you are conscious, it will make you feel further conscious right from your looks, abilities, conversations, proclivity to please people and what not.

Simply stated, it is one thing whether you ask for or not, it is going to be there. Sometimes, it is going to be great and some other times, not so much. But yeah, what is life without a few critics right? 😉


Society Quotes 2:

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Society worships those who are beautiful and puts down those who aren’t. If you don’t see a problem with this, you’re a part of the problem

Society worships those who are beautiful and puts down those who aren’t. If you don’t see a problem with this, you’re a part of the problem

This is mostly about the fans or the divas that make the society. Most times it is the movie stars or politicians. Sometimes it is the local heroes and these people are adulated without much knowledge about them and most of them expect that you follow these people as a rule. The moment you seem to deviate from the path, the society will be all set to disown you and turn against you the moment it realises that you are a friction in its smooth flow.

And if you think about it, isn’t it a natural phenomenon to oppose something new and not that easy to understand?


Society Quotes 3:

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Society is like the air, necessity to breathe but insufficient to live on

Society is like the air, necessity to breathe but insufficient to live on

Having said so much about it, it would be insane to completely avoid as though it doesn’t exist. Since we all are social beings, it would be quite foolish to think that we can work without the society in entirety. I think it takes a fair balance between being a part of the society and yet being yourself as well.

There is a fair chance that we end up doing a few things which we don’t like. Maybe the trick is to do more of the things we like and less of the things we don’t. Of course the society is important, but it cannot be the single most deciding factor for our lives.


Society Quotes 4:

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You define beauty for yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty

You define beauty for yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty

  • Lady Gaga

Beauty sure is skin deep! It is pretty interesting how the definition of beauty changes depending on the region you are in. It depends on the shape of your nose, your lips, your colour, the texture of your hair and so on. So yeah, beauty is not an independent thing and neither is the society.

So it defines beauty as something which the vast majority of people in the society are. Anything slightly different from that is picked on and made fun of and even ridiculed sometimes. But we cannot allow the society to define beauty which is absolutely internal for us. It cannot have a control on what we think and feel.


Society Quotes 5:

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Society is weird, they ask you to be yourself and yet judge you for it

Society is weird, they ask you to be yourself and yet judge you for it

I guess that is one word which defines society pretty well – Weird! It is very hard to put together a set of characteristics which define it completely. The same thing which is right at one point of time can be completely wrong at another. There is no eternal set of rules and no eternal set of great qualities as well.

So we cannot let it influence us in defining or judging us for it. A better way can be to do the judgement ourselves and go ahead with our lives. The societal judgements will follow on shortly and we can try and adhere to a few of them if we desire to do so.


Society Quotes 6 :

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Changing the society will not help anyone, changing myself will help the society

Changing the society will not help anyone, changing myself will help the society

Society is a large set of people. It is quite a hard task to try and influence the vast majority. And if you start out on this venture as the single most important goal, it completely distracts you from the things you actually want to do. And the one truth we have all realised in our lives is that it is impossible to satisfy everyone.

Instead, it is a simpler and easier task to change ourselves to find a way to bridge the gap between the individual expectations and the societal one. After all trying to change a hundred thousand people is no simple task indeed.


Society Quotes 7:

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The greatest hope of society is in individual character

The greatest hope of society is in individual character

This is a bit funny if you ask me. All along, we are told to be ourselves no matter what comes in life. It is supposed to teach us the strength of character and individuality. We are supposed to make a mark and leave something meaningful behind so that the society can benefit out of it.

At the same time, the irony is that the moment you try to step out of the usual trend, you are targeted and sometimes quite vehemently as well. A better way can be to go ahead with your goals instead of announcing it to the society because sometimes nothing works as strong as the results do.


Society Quotes 8:

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Please dont allow the society to turn you into a person you are not

Please dont allow the society to turn you into a person you are not

I love this image :). I think growing up we all have an image of ourselves – a set of values which we would stand for, how we want to look, who we want to follow and so on. Somewhere along the line, it all changes. As the schools start, there is a pressure to study well and top your class. Once studies are over, there is a pressure to find a nice job and then achievements in the job and so on.

No-one has time to sit you down and ask you what you want and who you want to be. Maybe that is the reason why we should do it for ourselves, constantly keep ourselves at the question and try to come up with an answer which satisfy us. There is very little sense in changing all our values and becoming someone else than we are happy with.


Society Quotes 9:

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Society knows perfectly how well to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

Society knows perfectly how well to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

Well death is sharp and noticeable. Society at the other end can be caustic sometimes. There is a very subtle yet strong way of converting people into a common belief and understanding.One word I can strongly relate to this is the peer pressure. It is so easy to succumb to the peer pressure that sometimes we miss out on asking the important questions and before we realise we are one among them.

If it were a sudden scathing wound, we would immediately respond. It is the slow conversion which is extremely strong and effective, kinda like putting a frog in slow boiled water vs putting it in a hot pan with water above the boiling point.


Society Quotes 10:

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat

I like this one. If you are ever looking at doing something different then this is one quote you should be considering strongly. Tony Robbins in one of his seminars mentions that if you want to succeed look at where the masses are going and go the complete opposite way – there is a good chance you will succeed because there is very little competition there.

To put it more crudely, I think it is easy to buy into the mass delusion that it may be right when most people do it. But what if these people are also blindly following because someone else is doing? It is a complete waste of effort right? Instead a better way is to figure out our own goals for our own lives and start focussing on them.


Society Quotes 11:

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You are born and then you die, but in between you can do anything you want. It’s the society which creates rules for us, you can break out of it if you want.

You are born and then you die, but in between you can do anything you want. It’s the society which creates rules for us, you can break out of it if you want

The rules are always there and they are meant to be broken. That is what most of our best seller books say – break free from the rules and you have a better chance at success.

But I think before that, it is important to understand what these rules are for and what they mean to us. If they are for a common good, maybe it is worthwhile to pursue them. However, if they are out there to bring you down, maybe there is better sense in neglecting them completely or rather even go ahead and break them in order to create the path you deserve and desire.


Society Quotes 12:

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Society has taught me that no matter what size I am, I will never be good enough. I’ll always be too short, too thin or too fat or too skinny, too this and too that

Society has taught me that no matter what size I am, I will never be good enough. I’ll always be too short, too thin or too fat or too skinny, too this and too that

It is a nice quote to leave this post with. Whatever we do, there will always be something left short. There is no way we can satisfy each and every one. And no matter what we do, we are always going to fall short of a few other things.

We could however go ahead and try to satisfy every single person we meet. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to do what we want with our lives. Between the two, I would rather do what I like and let the society take a call on it. It would be an insane waste of time trying to satisfy a bunch of people who may or may not matter to us eventually!


These were our top pics on the society quotes. As we warned, most of them come across ‘Anti Social’, but the humour is to promote individuality over just a collective experience. We hope you liked the collection, please do let us know if you find anything that needs a change or further revision. We would love to hear your thoughts.


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8 Responses to "12 Sensible Society Quotes And Their Implications"

  1. very good sum up, but unfortunately we are the creators of this society and now we are trapped in it? some rules need to be changed but a single one cant make it.the points you have covered here are practical truth, i have seen practical bad effect of society in the life of some people.

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    1. Thank you Jyotirmoy. That’s a smart way to look at it, we as the creators of the society. I think we share a common experience here when it comes to the society having a negative influence on people and pushing them down either through peer pressure or constant expectations to do something which people really aren’t happy about. The practical aspect is always the most challenging one I believe, society can create all of us and given enough control it can even wreck us completely. I guess that is why we have people rising above the society time and again to prove that our capacities are beyond these pseudo limits introduced by the society and we can achieve so much more in life if we are able to maintain that fair balance between the two to get the best result in our lives.

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  2. Vinay, I have addressed several of these quotes through the lens of my career experiences in my book A Dance with the Corporate Ton. I am glad that there are people like you in the world who see the ridiculousness of many social dictates and question them. As my book says, many of these social strictures are there so that the rich and the powerful can keep the engine of growth for their personal fortunes and status going at full steam.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Lata, it truly means a lot to me. I would love to read your book and do a short message from that to our readers. I am sure that will be extremely beneficial to our readers.

      For me, the whole societal aspect changed with my entrepreneurial venture. I was quite surprised at the various segments of the society I saw, the same people who changed their behaviours based on my position, the same people whose words, thoughts and even wishes changed made me look at it in awe and wonder and think if it is all true at all?! Even today I feel that a lot of those emotions were in phases and I went through that phase of hatred, distrust and finally to maintain a respectable distance to find my own peace of mind.

      It is such a crazy thing isn’t it?! I think I would really be excited to turn the engine of growth inwards and see how best we can make use of the society and the situation to bring about a change for our lives, the change we aspire and deserve. As though, being a part but yet being separate from the whole societal fabric.

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  3. I love quote 6… We are The Society and so it’s up to us to bring in the change. And quote 10… Bang on! Great compilation Vinay.

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    1. He he thank you Jyothi, I like to consider myself a silent rebel, not too sure how much of it I have lived, but I love that image for myself and all these quotes are a collection of ones that align to that representation. :).. Happy you liked the collection.

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