The general will (volonté générale), made famous by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a concept in political philosophy referring to the will of the people as a whole.
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... Diderot on the General Will EVERYTHING you conceive, everything you contemplate, will be good, great, elevated, sublime, if it accords with the general and common interest ... natural rights except those of humanity.” But, you will ask, in what does this general will reside? Where can I consult it? ... Rousseau on the General Will AS long as several men assembled together consider themselves as a single body, they have only one will which is directed towards their common preservation and general well-being ...
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“The general public is easy. You dont have to answer to anyone; and as long as you follow the rules of your profession, you neednt worry about the consequences. But the problem with the powerful and rich is that when they are sick, they really want their doctors to cure them.”
—Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (16221673)