Quotes in Society
My work on free software is motivated by an idealistic goal: spreading freedom and cooperation. I want to encourage free software to spread, replacing proprietary software that forbids cooperation, and thus make our society better.
No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til its gone?
We pave paradise put up a parking lot
Hey farmer, farmer,
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms.
A lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told - obeyed - everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen.