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Monday, January 27, 2014

Fourier Quotations

"Equality of rights is another chimera, praiseworthy when considered in the abstract and ridiculous from the standpoint of the means employed to introduce it in civilisation. The first right of men is the right to work and the right to a minimum [income]. This is precisely what has gone unrecognised in all the constitutions. Their primary concern is with favoured individuals who are not in need of work."

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

"The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress."

Charles Fourier
Can you believe that the man who said this lived from 1772 to 1837?



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