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A.E. Samaan
I would rather contend with an honest asshole than a duplicitous diplomat.
Abhijit Naskar
A nation with a thousand awakened citizens and a corrupt leader, is much more alive than a nation with an awakened leader and a thousand corrupt citizens.
Abraham Lincoln
As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;
Abraham Lincoln
As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;
Aijaz Ahmad
Normalization takes place not because there is Western-ideology that normalizes third-world texts in any special way (other than the usual play with exoticism) but because this academic seeks to domesticate everything, even Marx.
Alaric Hutchinson
Chaos brings movement to whatever is stagnant in your life. Stagnation leads to apathy, numbness, illness, suffering, etc. Be grateful for the situations in your life that may seem chaotic in the present moment, and realize that, in the greater scheme of things, chaos is Spirit giving you an opportunity… or possibly pushing you to move, grow, and be in the flow.
Alex Morritt
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?
Amor Towles
Popular upheaval, political turmoil, industrial progress
Anonymous
In America, Amazon competes with yahoo and Google by competing with a gas station. Imagine if every price in QT was the same, but had a for sale sign beside higher prices, and you'll have either Amazon or Craiglist.
Anoop Raghav
it seems politicians projected the powerful brand called Ambedkar, rather than his ideologies. Like the ad says 'name is enough.
Audre Lorde
For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.
Audre Lorde
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde
. . . [O]nce we begin to feel deeply all the aspects of our lives, we begin to demand from ourselves and from our life-pursuits that they feel in accordance with that joy which we know ourselves to be capable of. Our erotic knowledge empowers us, becomes a lens through which we scrutinize all aspects of our existence, forcing us to evaluate those aspects honestly in terms of their relative meaning within our lives.The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling.Of course, women so empowered are dangerous. So we are taught to separate the erotic from most vital areas of our lives other than sex.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's unfortunate to be bitten by political ambition. The deadly disease causes a man to want to access power by all means either by sacrificing others to its altar or by sacrificing himself when he fails.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Politicians know it's a game of power, every politician at every level, even in the common of mortals.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I think this business of good vs. evil is of no interest to the power hungry
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Let no one ever intimidate you, you are standing on no one's ground. But again, some have claimed the earth as their own and usurped power from the rest of us. But they are usurpers; power belongs to every one of us. Seek it as much as possible. There is no shame in that. In fact it's a necessity. Either you have power or you are trampled to death in the stampede to get to the top
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Life is politics, you do it or it does you
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nothing is sweeter and addictive than power, the unlucky soul this demon possesses, if he is not sacrificed on its altar will sacrifice others himself to get it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If you are my food, how am I supposed to feel pity towards you? That would mean starvation for me. A hungry leopard told a fallen, panting, imploring gazelle
Bangambiki Habyarimana
In politics what you see is not what you get
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The universe runs on the principle that one who can exert the most evil on other creatures runs the show.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If anyone rises to power, it's not only because he could, but also because the stars were aligned in his favor. Many with apparent means to take it failed simply because they weren't destined for the honor
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The Golden Mean is for the weakling, it was not meant for the likes of Alexander the Great, Cyrus, Pharaohs, or Hitlers of the world
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Once you are in power, never forget those who put you there. Deal with those who think they can do better than you and those who think you are god's representative on earth. Deal with each other according to his actions
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Powerless=lifeless.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Power hungry=life loving
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Can anyone maintain power without lying? It looks to me like living without breathing. Morality apart, I think some evils are part and parcel of nature and we cannot do without them. Sometimes evil is even necessary to run this evil nature.
Blaise Pascal
There is nothing we can now call our own, for what we call so is the effect of art; crimes are made by decrees of the senate, or by the votes of the people; and as here-to-fore we are burdened by vices, so now we are oppressed by laws.
Brad McKinniss
Humans and their governments have effectively neutered the population to the point that they're just skinbags, mouth-breathers and pseudo-intellectuals repeating political, religious or academic rhetoric that they don't even understand!
Clovis Maksoud
Palestine is the anvil of our souls.
Confucius
If your desire is for good, the people will be good.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
We know enough to know that all of this is not quite right. And we know enough to know that settling for what's not quite right is quite wrong.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The worst of it is that while we continue to sink deeper into the muck and mire that we've created, in the very descent itself we ignorantly declare that in reality we are rising. And until desperation has crippled us sufficiently to confess the lie that we are lifting ourselves out of this mess, and until the panic of utter hopelessness has driven us to completely surrender all of the pathetic contrivances that we've fashioned that have put us there, we will never realize that God has readied solid ground that stands but a single step away
Criss Jami
They say the crazies come out at night. I say the crazies come out during election year: Elections have the power to turn once seemingly normal people into certified loonies.
Criss Jami
There are those who feel that the world is ultimately moving closer to Truth and to prosperity as the times evolve; then there are those who feel that it is ultimately moving farther away from Truth and into self-destruction. From this, and if it were really that simplistic, one might get the impression that life gravitates slightly into two types of people whom which are diametrically opposed in spirit.
Criss Jami
Men promise freedom while establishing laws; God promises laws while establishing freedom.
Criss Jami
In essence I find that the foundation of modern conservatism is driven by a clinging to God in fear of the world, whereas the foundation of modern liberalism is a clinging to the world in fear of God; albeit, the true foundation should be one's clinging to God in fear of God.
Criss Jami
Freedom of speech is detestable only to those who have no desire to think for themselves.
Dane Whalen
Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists.
DaShanne Stokes
Electing a bigot enables further bigotry.
David T. Dellinger
Our experience of the governments of the world, our knowledge of the weapons at their disposal, and our awareness of our own limitations justify pessimism. But some mysterious factor deep in the human psyche has produced a countervailing conviction that educating, organizing, uniting, and acting will make a difference.
Dennis Kucinich
Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance.
Douglas Adams
To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Pops added,you know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve.And if you do, you never get the results you expected, (Katherine) replied.
Edward Bellamy
And in heaven's name, who are the public enemies? exclaimed Dr. Leete. Are they France, England Germany or hunger, cold and nakedness?
Eric Metaxas
With the tools of democracy, democracy was murdered and lawlessness made legal. Raw power ruled, and its only real goal was to destroy all other powers besides itself.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Generals, on the average, are far less bellicose than journalists or patriotic housewives: They know the horrors of a war and they dislike any break in the routine
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Communism as I see it has no place in the United States, and the American people will not stand for its teachings.
Felix O. Hartmann
You must become your enemy to truly understand him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved.
George Orwell
Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it. It seems to me nonsense, in a period like our own, to think that one can avoid writing of such subjects. Everyone writes of them in one guise or another. It is simply a question of which side one takes and what approach one follows. And the more one is conscious of one's political bias, the more chance one has of acting politically without sacrificing one's aesthetic and intellectual integrity.
Glenn Beck
We have allowed the system to be so corrupted that many want justice to be empathetic, not blind.
Gore Vidal
Prepare yourself for some bad news: Ronald Reagan's library just burned down. Both books were destroyed. But the real horror: He hadn't finished coloring either one of them.
Henry A. Giroux
For the ancient Greeks, the ultimate test of the educational system was the moral and political quality of the students that it produced
Henry A. Giroux
Americans need to continue to develop broad-based movements that reject the established political parties and rethink the social formations necessary to bring about a radical democracy. We see this in the Black Lives Matter movement as well as in a range of other movements that are resisting corporate money in politics, the widespread destruction of the environment, nuclear war and the mass incarceration state.
Henry Mosquera
I think all artists struggle to represent the geometryof life in their own way, just like writers deal witharchetypes. There are only so many stories that you cantell, but an infinite number of storytellers.
Henry Mosquera
I don't care what Einstein said about God not playing dice; If he exists, he's addicted to craps.
Henry Mosquera
Some things are just like riding a bicycle; you jump on, pedal, and hope you don't fall.
Ian Tuttle
The Left has failed to understand the extent to which its intolerant, often coercive, approach to issues that permit good-willed disagreement has turned off voters who might otherwise be sympathetic to their general program.
Isaac Asimov
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Isabel Paterson
A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders will love to be poor and see their people rich, than to be rich and see their people poor. This is their mission.
Israelmore Ayivor
You don't necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day.
Israelmore Ayivor
Whether it is in business life or in political roles, leaders rise up to offer the solutions to problems society faces. They act with the right actions at the right time.
James Madison
La más común y duradera fuente de fraccionamiento ha sido la variada y desigual distribución de la propiedad
John Kenneth Galbraith
I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people.
Johnny Corn
50% of all facts are false and the other half are just made up
Jonah Goldberg
If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying. I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Jonathan Haidt
Anyone who values truth should stop worshipping reason.
Kamaran Ihsan Salih
Oppression is the seed of power; you will plant it against yourself
Karan Mahajan
What if I've died a long time ago and come here? he wondered. What if the defining characteristic of hell is that you're locked in an endless, blind battle to reform it?
Larken Rose
When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence.
Linda Sarsour
We have never been outnumbered, we have only been out organized.
Ljupka Cvetanova
Repeat a lie a thousand times and it become a successful political campaign.
Lysander Spooner
And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract
Lysander Spooner
And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract
Masrour Barzani
Iraq is a fabricated state that has failed. It has always been a failure. It exists on the map. On the map, it has some borders, but these borders weren't drawn naturally.
Max Allan Collins
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. Woodrow Wilson, twenty-eighth President of the United States of America. Served 1913
Mohith Agadi
Let us remind our leaders that there is no place for personal interests in politics.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed
Nicholas von Hoffman
In one of his puckish moods Saul talked the president of a university into letting him anonymously take an examination being administered to candidates for a doctorate in community organization. Three of the questions were on the philosophy of and motivations of Saul Alinsky, writes Saul. I answered two of them incorrectly.
Nilantha Ilangamuwa
History has taught us that the idea of superpower is for a political maniac to design the art of control over other countries.
Noam Chomsky
Both political parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period. Today's New Democrats are pretty much what used to be called moderate Republicans. The political revolution that Bernie Sanders called for, rightly, would not have greatly surprised Dwight Eisenhower.The fate of the minimum wage illustrates what has been happening. Through the periods of high and egalitarian growth in the '50s and '60s, the minimum wage
Paul Krugman
[Conventional wisdom] very heavily tends to reflect the preferences and the interests of the elite.
Phil Mitchell
A strong person has faithand builds for the future
Rachel Maddow
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.
rassool jibraeel snyman
Oppressors specialise in rasing wolves from amonst the sheep then together with the wolves devour the sheep
Robert Anton Wilson
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
Roger M. Keesing
Ultimately amorality is immorality.
Stéphane Hessel
The worst possible outlook is indifference that says, I can't do anything about it; I'll just get by. Behaving like that deprives you of one of the essentials of being human: the capacity and the freedom to feel outraged. That freedom is indispensable, as is the political involvement that goes with it.
Steven Magee
If you do not want to be lied to, then you need to stop following politics.
Steven Magee
The Democratic Party would like to be re-elected so that they can continue to uphold almost no Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) whistle-blower complaints, enforce hardly any police internal affairs allegations, and corrupt corporations with lobbyists can continue operating outside of the law.
Steven Magee
Political corruption works by having an equally corrupt legal system to protect it.
Steven Magee
The Democratic Party of the USA would greatly appreciate your cooperation with re-installing Mr & Mrs Pinocchio into the White House.
Steven Magee
There has never been a more important time to vote for the Green Party!
Steven Magee
Politics, it's all corrupt!
Steven Magee
The Democrats would like you to believe that the USA is the 'Greatest nation on Earth'. Is this true? The Republicans answer this question by stating there is a need to 'Make America Great Again
Steven Magee
Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns.
Suzy Kassem
If we are not registering bad events in history to learn from them, then why are we even still publishing them at all? Is it really an outlandish ideal to want a peaceful and prosperous nation, one ruled only by compassion, truth and justice? As of now, there is no peace, no truth, no prosperity, no compassion - and NO COMMON SENSE. Since when did the words human and inhumane share the same meaning?
Suzy Kassem
When a moral man speaks, listen. But when immoral men speak, toss away their words like bad fruit. Truth will never shine from a heart filled with corruption and lies.
Suzy Kassem
You can control the visibility of my name and my popularity, but you cannot control the frequency at which people are quoting me. Truth always rises with time.
Suzy Kassem
Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological.
Suzy Kassem
Killing in the name of religion defines someone who is ignorant and actually void of religion. God does not condone terror. To kill innocent people to make a political statement is like shooting a dove to say hunting is wrong.
Suzy Kassem
HOW TO CHOOSE A GREAT LEADERChoose a leader who will invest in Building bridges, not walls.Books, not weapons.Morality, not corruption.Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance.Stability, not fear and terror.Peace, not chaos.Love, not hate.Convergence, not segregation.Tolerance, not discrimination.Fairness, not hypocrisy.Substance, not superficiality.Character, not immaturity.Transparency, not secrecy.Justice, not lawlessness.Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction.Truth, not lies.
Suzy Kassem
To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things.
Suzy Kassem
UNDIVIDEDI am for One world undivided. One world without fear and corruption. One world ruled by Truth and Justice. I am forOne peaceful world for all,Where hate has been overcome by love,And everyone is guided only By their conscience.
Suzy Kassem
Profit should never come at the cost of human blood. Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.
Suzy Kassem
No country can police corruption in other countries when it itself is not free from corruption. You cannot clean a dirty wall with dirty hands.
Suzy Kassem
There is more for us to gain through love than hate.
Suzy Kassem
To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
There wasn't a question of what compromise there should be or what kind of peace process we should engage in. There was only one discussion: How do we remove the colonial power that is occupying ourcountry?
Thaddeus of Vitovnica
We have very little faith in the Lord, very little trust. If we trusted the Lord as much as we trust a friend when we ask him to do something for us, neither we as individuals nor our whole country would suffer so much.
Thomas Pynchon
They plot, they plot, sleeping or afoot they never let up.
Toba Beta
Truth is commodity in political consumption.
Ursula K. Le Guin
To oppose something is to maintain it... You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk a different road.
Utah Phillips
The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You'reborn with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something youassume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree towhich you resist is the degree to which you are free...
Vikram Singh Slathia
Without a Uniform Civil Code, labelling India be Secular nation is just a illusion.Uniform Civil Code is necessary for India so that t same laws r valid for every citizen without taking religion into consideration.
Wayne Chirisa
Ineffective leadership, is the plight of followers who anoint power to the autocratic persons who's visions are not founded but are rather arbitrary in their nature.
William Bailey
Only by showing the world the cataclysmic cost of a world divided can it appreciate the wonders of life and endless possibilities of a world united.