Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.
Author: Kenneth Baker
Profession: American Professor
People nowadays like to be together not in the old-fashioned way of, say, mingling on the piazza of an Italian Renaissance city, but, instead, huddled together in traffic jams, bus queues, on escalators and so on. It's a new kind of togetherness which may seem totally alien, but it's the togetherness of modern technology.
Author: J. G. Ballard (1930)
Profession: British Author
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
I pass the test that says a man who isn't a socialist at 20 has no heart, and a man who is a socialist at 40 has no head.
Author: William Casey
One is a socialist because one used to be one, no longer going to demonstrations, attending meetings, sending in one's dues, in short, without paying.
Author: Michel De Certeau
Profession: French Writer
We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)
Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher
Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.
Author: Dario Fo
Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.
Author: Jose Antonio Viera Gallo
Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
Author: John Gay (1688-1732)
Profession: British Playwright, Poet
This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us.
Author: Alexander Herzen (1812-1870)
Profession: Russian Journalist, Political Thinker
A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
Author: William James (1842-1910)
Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author
You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?
Author: Alfred Jarry (1873-1907)
Profession: French Playwright, Author
We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to see and to be seen.
Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
Profession: British Dramatist, Poet
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)
Profession: Russian Revolutionary Leader