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29 Society Quotes from Literature

Society Quotes

If a man be gloomy, let him keep to himself. No one has a right to go croaking about society, or, what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief. ~ The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli I give you the desert chameleon, whose ability to blend itself into the background tells you all you need to know about the roots of ecology and the foundations of a personal identity. ~ Children of Dune by Frank Herbert There is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it. ~ Middlemarch by George Eliot He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody. ~ Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne "This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie." ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My own complete happiness, and the home-centred interests which rise up around the man who first finds himself master of his own establishment, were sufficient to absorb all my attention, while Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature. ~ A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely - or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. ~ Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde Every human institution (justice included) will stretch a little, if you only pull it the right way. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins We must pass over a part of Mrs. Rebecca Crawley's biography with that lightness and delicacy which the world demands--the moral world, that has, perhaps, no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. ~ Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray "It saves trouble to be conventional, for you're not always explaining things." ~ Old Rose and Silver by Myrtle Reed

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