We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.— Ronald Reagan
Attractive American Society quotations
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
We have taken so much from your culture, I wish you had taken something from ours...For there were some beautiful and good things within it. Perhaps now that the time has come, We are fearful that what you take will be lost.... I shall grab the instruments of the white man's success: His education, his skills, and society.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Dont look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
The John Birch Society is Communism's greatest ally.
With its help we will divide and confuse the American people until they have lost faith in their Government, their nation has ceased to be a major world power, and their country is ripe for revolution.
In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.
Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)
Society is not only defined by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
To all organic conceptions of life Americans oppose a mechanistic conception.
In a society which has 'started from scratch', everything has the characteristic of being fabricated. In American society appearances are masks, not faces. At the same time, proponents of the American way of life are hostile to personality.
Money can't buy manners.
I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking.
Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
To be an Indian in modern American society is in a very real sense to be unreal and ahistorical.
Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.
The society does not define who you are, the future does.
Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself.
The U.S. is becoming an increasingly fatherless society. A generation ago, an American child could reasonably expect to grow up with his or her father. Today an American child can reasonably expect not to. Fatherlessness is now approaching a rough parity with fatherhood as a defining feature of American childhood.
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System.
It's us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians.
When I see the cultural diversity that exists today, I feel that we must defend it, and we need Europe, because otherwise we are going to live in a society with a single model, the Anglo-American model.
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity.
The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardice, its conformity.
It's true: one of the things that I've always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia.
MUSTANG, n. An indocile horse of the western plains. In English society, the American wife of an English nobleman.
Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected American Society within the last fifty years.
Society has gotten to the point where everybody has a right but nobody has a responsibility.
Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced.
It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.
Money is no good unless it contributes something to the community, unless it builds a bridge to a better life. Any man can make money, but it takes a special kind of man to use it responsibly.
I'd like to see marriage count again among African-Americans and not just in the society in general.
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
Terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society.
Every single American - gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.
Black Power is a nihilistic philosophy born out of the conviction that the Negro can't win... the view that American society is so hopelessly corrupt and enmeshed in evil that there is no possibility of salvation from within.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society which originated in England ... [and] ... believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.
The reason I made women's issues central to American foreign policy, was not because I was a feminist, but because we know that societies are more stable if women are politically and economically empowered.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism -- that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.