If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.
—  Jess C. Scott, Rockstar
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
— George Bernard Shaw
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
— Erma Bombeck
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
—  Dwight D. Eisenhower
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
— Ellen Goodman
Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.
— Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
Every society has the criminals it deserves.
— Emma Goldman, Red Emma Speaks
Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.
— Theodore Kaczynski
Men are visually aroused by women’s bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women’s personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training.

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment