Quotes on Society

“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold;
and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.”
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam
“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it
than to consume wealth without producing it.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Candida
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
― J. Krishnamurti
One of the saddest lessons of history is this:
If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.
The bamboozle has captured us.
It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken.
Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark