65 Modern Society Quotes On Success In Life

These modern society quotes will inspire you. Modern society, or modernity, is defined as people living together in the current time.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging modern society quotes, modern society sayings, and modern society proverbs.

Best Modern Society Quotes

  1. “Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.” ~ Nirmalananda
  2. “It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  3. “One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  4. “In a modern society people can live without hope only when kept dazed and out of breath by incessant hustling.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  5. “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  6. “Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  7. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  8. “Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  9. “Land: A part of the earth’s surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  10. “Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  11. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
    People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
    Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  12. “Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: — I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.” ~ Mark Twain
  13. “The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age. To his orthodox contemporaries he seems a semi-madman.” ~ Boris Pasternak
  14. “There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.” ~ Katerina Graham
  15. “Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

  16. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  17. “For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.” ~ Kofi Annan
  18. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development… For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right…. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” ~ Kofi Annan , Modern society life
  19. “Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” ~ Kofi Annan
  20. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” ~ Kofi Annan

  21. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.” ~ Kofi Annan
  22. “That soul-destroying, meaningless, mechanical, moronic work is an insult to human nature which must necessarily and inevitably produce either escapism or aggression, and that no amount of ‘bread and circuses’ can compensate for the damage done-these are facts which are neither denied nor acknowledged but are met with an unbreakable conspiracy of silence-because to deny them would be too obviously absurd and to acknowledge them would condemn the central preoccupation of modern society as a crime against humanity.” ~ E. F. Schumacher
  23. “Clearly it’s not easy for woman in modern society, no matter where we live. We still have to go extra mile to prove that we are equal to men. We have to work longer hours and make more sacrifices. And we must emotionally protect ourselves from unfair, often vicious attacks made on us.” ~ Benazir Bhutto
  24. “Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  25. “Key in life is to be able to answer the question “How much is enough?” Modern society has a desire to accumulate stuff & do nothing with it” ~ Gunter Pauli

  26. “Modern society includes three types of men who can never think very highly of the world–the priest, the physician, and the attorney-at-law. They all wear black, too, for are they not in mourning for every virtue and every illusion?” ~ Honore de Balzac
  27. “The degradation of the sense of symbol in modern society is one of its many signs of spiritual decay.” ~ Thomas Merton
  28. “Yoga is as old and traditional as civilization, yet it persists in modern society as a means to achieving essential vitality. But yoga demands that we develop not only strength in body but attention and awareness in mind.The yogi knows that the physical body is not only the temple for our soul but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
  29. “Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy, then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction? It is already happening to some extent in our own society… Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual’s internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.” ~ Theodore Kaczynski
  30. “You need to look at inequality as a typical condition of modern society.” ~ Rem Koolhaas

  31. “Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” ~ Neel Burton
  32. “The separation of talent and skill is one of the largest misconceptions in modern society. Talent is something you born with, but skill can only be attained through Hours and Hours of hard work perfecting your talent as a craft. Which is why Talent will fail you without skill.” ~ Will Smith
  33. “I believe that the entire effort of modern society should be concentrated on the endeavor to outlaw war as a method of the solution of problems between nations.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  34. “The master of ceremonies asked people to say what they thought the function of the novel might be in modern society, and one critic said, “To provide touches of color in rooms with all-white walls.” Another one said, “To describe blow-jobs artistically.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  35. “Evidence is strongly suggesting Bipolar Disorder – previously known as Manic Depression – may be dramatically increasing in modern society.” ~ Gordon Parker

  36. “Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted the two roads that face the light-skinned race as the road to technology and the road to spirituality. We feel that the road to technology…. has led modern society to a damaged and seared earth. Could it be that the road to technology represents a rush to destruction, and that the road to spirituality represents the slower path that the traditional native people have traveled and are now seeking again? The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass is still growing there.” ~ William Commanda
  37. “Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.” ~ Paul Bert
  38. “To an age which has unashamedly sold itself to the gods of greed, pride, sex, and self-will, the church mumbles on about God’s kindness but says virtually nothing about his judgment… The fact is that the subject of divine wrath has become taboo in modern society, and Christians by and large have accepted the taboo and conditioned themselves never to raise the matter.” ~ J. I. Packer
  39. “The spectacle is the bad dream of a modern society in chains and ultimately expresses nothing more than its wish for sleep. The spectacle is the guardian of that sleep.” ~ Guy Debord
  40. “I refuse to believe that clubbing is how people are supposed to meet to establish relationships on a level for beyond what we consider to be a norm in modern society.” ~ Jon Richardson

  41. “The tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic and political patterns …it is safe to predict that… such social inventions as modern-type capitalism, facism and communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed towards the adjustment of modern society to modern methods” ~ Ralph Linton
  42. “It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies.” ~ Simon Kuper
  43. “In modern societies, some members of ethnic minority groups do not want to feel compelled to heed the voices of their communities when participating as citizens.” ~ Michael Kenny
  44. “Modern society seems to be a celebration of all the things that lead away from the Truth, make Truth hard to live for, and discourage people from even believing that it exists.
    And to think that all this springs from a civilization that claims to adore life, but actually starves it of any real meaning; that endlessly speaks of making people “happy”, but in fact blocks their way to the source of real joy.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
  45. “Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  46. “But for the Jews this moral-spiritual issue raises the same societal problem it does for the Greeks: how can a man have the “right” to make himself spiritually or rationally destitute or retarded when this corrupts the whole quality of the culture that we all together need and depend on? If anyone wants a cloistered and closed-minded life, an anti-aristic life, let him either go off and live among the wolves-or else join the community of like-minded idiots that (alas) compose and define the basic terms of modern society.” ~ Kenny Smith
  47. “There is not way that you can have a decent life as a man if you aren’t awake and aware every moment. Show up for your own life. Don’t pass your days in a stupor, content to swallow whatever watery ideas modern society may bottle feed you through the media, satisfied to slumber through life in an instant gratification sugar coma. The most extraordinary gift you’ve been given is your own humanity, which is about consciousness. So honor that consciousness.” ~ Eustace Conway
  48. “Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.” ~ Raoul Vaneigem
  49. “What is peculiar to modern societies is not that they consigned sex to a shadow existence, but that they dedicated themselves to speaking of it ad infinitum, while exploiting it as the secret.” ~ Michel Foucault

  50. “I am glad that I am not raising kids today. And I’m rather pessimistic that my grandchildren will enjoy the great society that I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime. I really think it’s coarsened. It’s coarsened in so many ways. One of the things that upsets me about modern society is the coarseness of manners. You can’t go to a movie — or watch a television show for that matter — without hearing the constant use of the F-word — including, you know, ladies using it. People that I know don’t talk like that!” ~ Antonin Scalia
  51. “The main theme to emerge… is that there appear to be two modes of thinking, verbal and nonverbal, represented rather separately in left and right hemispheres respectively and that our education system, as well as science in general, tends to neglect the nonverbal form of intellect. What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere.” ~ Roger Wolcott Sperry
  52. “But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital!” ~ Stephen Covey
  53. “That decision to use basically all white models, reveals a trait that is unbecoming to modern society. It can no longer be accepted…” ~ Bethann Hardison
  54. “I’m not against banking. Banking allowed our modern society to happen, it is essential. It connects the work through finance, so banking is good.” ~ Adam McKay

  55. “One interesting thing I found was that if you take an affluent modern society and collapse it during a crisis, like a war or a natural disaster, people begin relating in a more ancient, organic way. They’re functioning in small interdependent groups and putting others first. And another irony is that even in terrible times, cooperating makes people feel good.” ~ Sebastian Junger
  56. “These monster cities we live in today are blights of modern society. They will certainly give way to planned cities interlinked to the countryside. Everybody will live with the natural advantages of the country and the cultural associations of the town.” ~ James P. Cannon
  57. “Behind the epistemological scholasticism of empirio-criticism one must not fail to see the struggle of parties in philosophy, a struggle which in the last analysis reflects the tendencies and ideology of the antagonistic classes in modern society.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  58. “Man is by nature a pragmatic materialist, a mechanic, a lover of gadgets and gadgetry; and these are the qualities that characterize the “establishment” which regulates modern society: pragmatism, materialism, mechanization, and gadgetry. Woman, on the other hand, is a practical idealist, a humanitarian with a strong sense of noblesse oblige, an altruist rather than a capitalist.” ~ Elizabeth Gould Davis
  59. “Boxing was on the one hand barbaric, unconscionable, out of place in modern society. But then, so are war, racism, poverty, and pro football. Men died boxing, yet there was nobility in defending oneself.” ~ Ralph Wiley

  60. “Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle. In many parts of the world society is given to instant gratification and consumerism while remaining indifferent to the damage which these attitudes cause. Simplicity, moderation and discipline, as well as a spirit of sacrifice, must become part of everyday life, lest all suffer the negative consequences of the careless habits of a few.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  61. “With all the efforts made by modern society to nurture and educate the young, how stupid it is to permit the mothers of young children to spend themselves in the coarser work of the world!” ~ Jane Addams
  62. “There has always been in our national experience a type of mind which elevates hatred to a kind of creed; for this mind, group hatreds take a place in politics similar to the class struggle in some other modern societies.” ~ Richard Hofstadter
  63. “A clear stream, a long horizon, a forest wilderness and open sky – these are man’s most ancient possessions. In a modern society, they are his most priceless.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  64. “Dying is an integral part of life, as natural and predictable as being born. But whereas birth is cause for celebration, death has become a dreaded and unspeakable issue to be avoided by every means possible in our modern society. Perhaps it is that.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  65. “Our modern society – especially in the West, and especially now – reveres youth.” ~ Clint Eastwood

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