Quotations by David Riesman

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Born: Wednesday, September 22, 1909
Died: Friday, May 10, 2002 (92 years old)
Profession: Sociologist
Nationality: American


America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
- David Riesman
(Keywords: America)

If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.
- David Riesman
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Medicine, Students, Want)

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
- David Riesman
(Keywords: Men, Idea, Freedom)

Why, I ask, isn't it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all by the advertising men who create it?
- David Riesman
(Keywords: Men, Advertising, America, Fraud)







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