Social Life Quotes

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Voltaire
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”
Voltaire

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

C.S. Lewis
“Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you're making.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Ashley Poston
“I suck at being social. I think one thing and my mouth says something completely different, like I'm possessed. By a whole lot of stupid.”
Ashley Poston, Geekerella

Agatha Christie
“Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations.”
Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead

B.R. Ambedkar
“My definition of democracy is -
A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed.
That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Alain de Botton
“To a shameful extent, the charm of marriage boils down to how unpleasant it is to be alone. This isn’t necessarily our fault as individuals. Society as a whole appears determined to render the single state as nettlesome and depressing as possible: once the freewheeling days of school and university are over, company and warmth become dispiritingly hard to find; social life starts to revolve oppressively around couples; there’s no one left to call or hang out with. It’s hardly surprising, then, if when we find someone halfway decent, we might cling.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

Gemma Burgess
“The best thing about a busy social life? It helps you avoid reality.”
Gemma Burgess A Girl Like You

Ernst Jünger
“The anarch knows the rules. He has studied them as a historian and goes along with them as a contemporary. Wherever possible, he plays his own game within their framework; this makes the fewest waves.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

Jill Shalvis
“Having plans sounds like a good idea - until you have to put on clothes and leave your house.”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

Human Angels
“I am careful
with whom I spend my time.
I surround myself only
with those who encourage
and uplift me.”
Human Angels, 365 Mantras for today

Stefan Zweig
“She could be lively only in the midst of life; in isolation she dwindled to a shadow.”
Stefan Zweig, The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

Munia Khan
“A prisoner should know that there are thousands of imprisoned freemen living in this world…jailed in their own society, handcuffed by duties..”
Munia Khan

“Inside every group, he decides, there are more groups. Circles within circles, and inside of those, more circles still, all of them infinitely divisible. You could spend your whole life wondering which ones you're in and which ones you're not and which ones really want you and which ones are holes that have no bottom.”
Thomas Pierce, Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

Farahad Zama
“Oh, Vasu. People always talk; you have to learn to ignore them.”
Farahad Zama, Not All Marriages are Made in Heaven

Jerome K. Jerome
“One of the problems of social life is to know what to say to one another when we meet; every man and woman's desire is to appear sympathetic and clever, and this makes conversation difficult, because, taking us all round, we are neither sympathetic nor clever.”
Jerome K. Jerome, Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow

Carrie Fisher
“In the last few years I've become an accepted eccentric at best, and a fuckup at worst. I feel like I'll let people down if I take away the behavior they've grown accustomed to disapproving of. They try to discipline me, I refuse to be disciplined. They object, I'm objectionable. We all know exactly what to do.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

Adele  Rose
“Clearly, she hadn’t heard of the two words ‘social’ and ‘life’.”
Adele Rose, Possession

Sōseki Natsume
“That Seigo could go into geisha houses, accept luncheon invitations, drop in at the Club, see people off at Shimabashi, meet them at Yokohama, run out to Oiso to humor the elders—that he could put in his appearance at large gatherings from morning to evening without seeming either triumphant or dejected—this must be because he was thoroughly accustomed to this kind of life, thought Daisuke; it was probably like the jellyfish's floating in the sea and not finding it salty.”
Natsume Sōseki, And Then

“Always take responsibility for the social life of the people”
Sunday Adelaja

Martin Guevara Urbina
“After centuries of marginalization and neglect, we need to cast our own movements, projects, and ideas as a battle for relevancy in the face of historical manipulation, exploitation, and oppression. We need to fight, tooth and nail, for equity in all areas of social life. One point to make clear, ethnic and racial minorities are not looking for scraps or a handout from the old paternalistic system but an equitable, stable, and leveled playing field.”
Martin Guevara Urbina, Twenty-first Century Dynamics of Multiculturalism: Beyond Post-racial America

“Ms Roache's been marred by politics and she doesn't realize it. Luckily, there's much more to life and to friendship than one's party affiliation. Arts, sports, food are just some of the nobler interests we may share with people. Often, the only thing we share with someone is experiences, or "history" — those are, in a sense, our deepest friendships.
Politics already affects my affairs much more extensively than I'd be willing to allow. I refuse to let it take over my social life as well.”
Massimiliano Trovato

Antonin Sertillanges
“The man who is too isolated grows timid, abstracted, a little odd: He stumbles along amid realities like a sailor who has just come off his ship; he has lost the sense of the human lot; he seems to look on you as if you were a "proposition" to be inserted in a syllogism, or an example to be put down in a notebook.”
Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Amit Kalantri
“A home has more sentiments than cement.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Criss Jami
“On a social level, secularism is safe. As literally the world's most fundamental conformist, the secularist wants to call himself a revolutionary all in the same. In most parts of the present world, rebellion against Christianity is not really much of a rebellion if one is to consider 'rebellion' something of a courageous sort or a bold act. Long ago Christ was crucified, and in some form or another, to this day, the scorn continues for 'little Christs'. The world hates Christians, and according to Christ, it is supposed to hate Christians. A true Christianity is a true rebellion; and for one to be 'freed from Christianity' is for one to religiously conform to the pressures of the rest of the world, for one to be freed from freedom.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Lisa Bedrick
“Some people only go to church for the social life. They like having all the friends in church or getting the praises of men by doing certain things, but they don’t go there to actually worship God. They go there so others can worship THEM instead.”
Lisa Bedrick, On the Charismatic Movement

Murray Bookchin
“The notion of independence, which is often confused with independent thinking and freedom, has been so marbled by pure bourgeois egoism that we tend to forget that our individuality depends heavily on community support systems and solidarity. It is not by childishly subordinating ourselves to the community on the one hand or by detaching ourselves from it on the other that we become mature human beings. What distinguishes us as social beings, hopefully with rational institutions, from solitary beings who lack any serious affiliations, is our capacities for solidarity with one another, for mutually enhancing our self-development and creativity and attaining freedom within a socially creative and institutionally rich collectivity.”
Murray Bookchin, From Urbanization To Cities: Toward A New Politics Of Citizenship

Wataru Watari
“I don't know what you're expecting, but ultimately, most people in high school have this obsession with the 'high schooler' you often seen in fiction, so they put on an act in an attempt to become that. And it just leaves you cold.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。5

“But Anna was not to be won over. She had a curious shrinking from commonplace people, and particularly from the young lady of her day. She would not go into company because of the ill-at-ease feeling other people brought upon her. And she never could decide whether it were her fault or theirs. She half respected these other people, and continuous disillusion maddened her. She wanted to respect them. Still she thought the people she did not know were wonderful. Those she knew seemed always to be limiting her, tying her up in little falsities that irritated her beyond bearing. She would rather stay at home and avoid the rest of the world, leaving it illusory.”
David Herbert Lawrence, The Rainbow: Annotated

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