Monday, March 29, 2010

The Individual in Society

I have no other knowledge about the work or the author, but I sure do like the quote:

"The individual is the true reality of life.
A cosmos in himself, he does not exist for the State,
nor for that abstraction called 'society,' or the 'nation,'
which is only a collection of individuals."
-- Emma Goldman (1869-1940) Source: The Place of the Individual in Society

HT Liberty Quotes


Realist Theorist said...

Emma Goldman was something of an anti-capitalist anarchist. An anarchist, but of the "take wealth back from the big guys" hippee type.

Good quote, nevertheless!

Beth said...

Thanks for the info!