Citizens Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country?
Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.
Socrates: How so, Plato?
Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a
sculptor.
Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have
no need to be reminded.
Plato: That is correct.
Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Charles M. Blow
“Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s.

Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation.

And that is a vision of America that most of the people in this country cannot and will not abide.”
Charles M. Blow

Matt Taibbi
“The new America, instead, is fast becoming a vast ghetto in which all of us, conservatives and progressives, are being bled dry by a relatively tiny oligarchy of extremely clever financial criminals and their castrato henchmen in government, whose job is to be good actors on TV and put on a good show.”
Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Robert McKee
“No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Charles P. Pierce
“The United States is an easy country to love because you can take it on faith that, at some point in every waking hour of the day, there is among your fellow citizens a vast exaltation of opinions that test the outer boundaries of the Crazoid.”
Charles P. Pierce, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

Barack Obama
“When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us.”
Barack Obama

“Profit should never come at the cost of human blood. Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Melina Marchetta
“What about the contacts your mum had?” his dad asked.
“I rang and spoke to four very polite computers who gave me all these options and then cut out on me. Then I tried the post office, because they were advertising, and I spoke to another computer. Very rude, that one. Don’t think it recognized ‘Are you shitting me?’ as an option.”
“You know why that is?”
“Why is that, Dominic?” Tom had asked drolly, because he knew he was going to be told why.
“Because we don’t live in a society anymore, Tom. We live in an economy. We’re not citizens. We’re customers. That’s what this government’s done to us.”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

Robert H. Jackson
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”
Robert H. Jackson

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Clean communities, healthy citizens.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

James Madison
“La más común y duradera fuente de fraccionamiento ha sido la variada y desigual distribución de la propiedad”
James Madison

Viktor Orbán
“Europe has been betrayed. If we don't stand up for it, the continent will no longer be for those citizens living here.”
Viktor Orbán

“The drift into authoritarianism doesn’t always set off alarm bells. Citizens are often slow to realize that their democracy is being dismantled even as it happens before their eyes.”
Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future

“Our government says people must not take law in their own hands, But has given the law in the hands of people who in power. That is why people who are in power are always corrupt, arrogant, violent, Aggressive, selfish, and don't care about anyone. They get away with all the bad things they do that Is criminating unlawful and injustice”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The hunger for change is the desire to make a change.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“If there is any society where the leaders lack the knowledge and the importance of justice, then oppression will be a common neighbor of the citizens.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We must submit to God's righteous rule.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“So when we think about the future, how to build a healthy humanity, we really have to think about how we create a new generation of citizens with a different kind of mind-set. Here education is really the key. Christianity has wonderful teachings, so does Buddhism, but these teachings and approaches are not sufficient. Now secular education is universal. So now we must include in formal education of our youth some teaching of compassion and basic ethics, not on the basis of religious belief but on the basis of scientific findings and our common sense and our universal experience. ... to educate children about the value of compassion and the value of applying our mind.”
Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

“Every nation on the face of the earth has citizens who are endowed with great potentials. There is no nation in the world whose citizens are completely void of potentials. God never created any nation to be void of potentially great citizens. Not India, not the Central African Republic, not Afghanistan nor Moldova is completely void of citizens with potentials. From the kibera slum in Nairobi, Africa to the cubatao, sao Paolo, Brazil, and down to the Makoko slums in Lagos, there are people with great potentials.”
Clement Ogedegbe

Amit Kalantri
“Sports leads the country to unity; politics leads the country to diversity.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“The word 'church' in the Bible is a mistranslation of the Greek word 'ekklesia.' The accurate translation is 'assembly' or 'congregation.' Literally 'ekklesia' means the 'called out ones.' The common usage of this word during the apostles' time was for a called out assembly of people, such as a town square meeting, where citizens were 'called out' to attend.”
Henry Hon, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House

Amit Kalantri
“If citizens are punished instantly for breaking the laws, then politicians should also be punished immediately for breaking the promises.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Enock Maregesi
“Fidel Castro alitenda haki katika taifa lake ndiyo maana Mungu akamsaidia yeye na wananchi wake. Ijapokuwa ameondoka, lakini fikira zake sahihi zitaendelea kuwepo. Taifa la Kuba Mungu ataendelea kulibariki, kwa sababu fikira za Wakuba ni fikira za Fidel Castro.”
Enock Maregesi

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Clean communities, a healthy citizens.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

June Stoyer
“Did you know that honey bees came over with the Pilgrims? They are not recognized as citizens but corporations are!”
June Stoyer

“When we see people as human and not citizens of another country, we fulfill the values of humanity.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

Patricia Hampl
“We have chosen a problematic name for ourselves: we are no longer souls as we once were, not even citizens; we're all consumers now, grasping all the stuff every which way.”
Patricia Hampl, The Art of the Wasted Day

Enock Maregesi
“Wananchi hawahitaji nyota za kukaa maofisini, wanahitaji nyota za kusaidia wananchi.”
Enock Maregesi

“In every civilized society, there is an established institution put in place to design laws that make people live civilized and having rights and privileges as citizens of that nation.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

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