Civil Society Quotes

Quotes tagged as "civil-society" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Salman Rushdie
“How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.”
Salman Rushdie, Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

Salman Rushdie
“The fundamentalist seeks to bring down a great deal more than buildings. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex. There are tyrants, not Muslims.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that we should now define ourselves not only by what we are for but by what we are against. I would reverse that proposition, because in the present instance what we are against is a no brainer. Suicidist assassins ram wide-bodied aircraft into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and kill thousands of people: um, I'm against that. But what are we for? What will we risk our lives to defend? Can we unanimously concur that all the items in the preceding list -- yes, even the short skirts and the dancing -- are worth dying for?

The fundamentalist believes that we believe in nothing. In his world-view, he has his absolute certainties, while we are sunk in sybaritic indulgences. To prove him wrong, we must first know that he is wrong. We must agree on what matters: kissing in public places, bacon sandwiches, disagreement, cutting-edge fashion, literature, generosity, water, a more equitable distribution of the world's resources, movies, music, freedom of thought, beauty, love. These will be our weapons. Not by making war but by the unafraid way we choose to live shall we defeat them.

How to defeat terrorism? Don't be terrorized. Don't let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared.”
Salman Rushdie, Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

Widad Akreyi
“SHOW THE WORLD YOUR STRONG COMPASSION!
GIVE YOUR VOICE TO VOICELESS KOBANE KIDS!”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“You have a chance to save lives! If you don't take it, you may regret it!”
Widad Akrawi

“Salah satu anggapan dasar buku ini adalah bahwa adat memiliki kaidah dan nilai-nilai yang lebih adil dan berkelanjutan dibanding janji-janji kemajuan yang diusung oleh kapitalisme.”
Marsen Sinaga, Adat Berdaulat: Melawan Serbuan Kapitalisme di Aceh

Widad Akreyi
“Beheading, burying and burning humans alive are extreme acts of cruelty. Such crimes against humanity must be investigated and the guilty parties brought to justice. May ALL victims rest in peace!”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“We Have a Chance
To Save Lives
If We Don't Take It
We May Regret It
Like We Did
With Alan Kurdi”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE
AND THANK EVERYONE
WHO TRIES TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES
OF VULNERABLE CIVILIANS”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“The Purpose of life is to thrive and save lives with passion! Save Yazidis today with love and compassion!”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I will follow anyone...
And tell everyone...
How grateful I am...
To the Western nations.”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I will follow anyone...
And remind everyone...
Of enslaved Yazidi women...
Raped...
And forced...
To donate blood to ISIS men...”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I Will Follow Anyone
And Tell Everyone
How They Abduct...
And Torture Children
In the Name Of Religion”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“No ONE MENTIONS YOUR TEARS, SADNESS OR SLOW DEATH! BUT, WE FEEL YOUR FALLEN TEARS, YOUR BEHEADED BODIES, YOUR RAPED DIGNITY!”
Widad Akrawi

“To retain our dignity, we must sometimes refuse to live life at any cost”
Dario Spini, War, Community, and Social Change: Collective Experiences in the Former Yugoslavia

“Abandoning civil society will leave the enemy in control, not by victory but by default.”
Mike Klepper

John Locke
“No man in civil society can be exempted from the laws of it: for if any man may do what he thinks fit, and there be no appeal on earth, for redress or security against any harm he shall do; I ask, whether he be not perfectly still in the state of nature, and so can be no part or member of that civil society; unless any one will say, the state of nature and civil society are one and the same thing, which I have never yet found any one so great a patron of anarchy as to affirm.”
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government

Widad Akreyi
“ISIS BEHEADS CIVILIANS WHILE WORLD KEEPS FORGETTING WHAT VICTIMS' SOULS R BEGGING:
HUMANITY SAVE KOBANE”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“YAZIDIS AND CHRISTIANS WANT TO BE FREE OF NIGHT MIST AND BEHEADING DRIFT!”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE
AND REMIND EVERYONE
OF THE SUFFERING...
OF THE ENSLAVED...
YAZIDI WOMEN”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE... AND THANK EVERYONE... WHO TRIES... TO BRING SMILE BACK... TO THIS WOMAN”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE
AND TELL EVERYONE
HOW THEY SPONSOR...
THE KILLING OF THE YAZIDI NATION”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE...
AND BEG EVERYONE...
TO BE A HERO...
AND SAVE THE YAZIDI NATION”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“IT’S ALL CLEAR
ISIS INVADES YOUR SPHERE
YET NO ONE IMAGINES YOUR FEAR
BUT DON'T WORRY
TAUSSI MELEK IS HERE
RESTORING LIVES NEAR”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“SHOW THE WORLD YOUR STRONG COMPASSION: GIVE YOUR VOICE TO VOICELESS YAZIDI GIRLS!”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE...
AND REMIND EVERYONE...
OF THE FATE...
OF THE ENSLAVED...
YAZIDI WOMEN”
Widad Akrawi

Widad Akreyi
“WE KNOW YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY DARKNESS...
IN THE TERROR FOREST!
WE HOPE FOR MOONLIGHT!”
Widad Akrawi

“If each and one of us understands the essence of human values, we will be able to sustain our civilization by living in tranquility and embrace the opportunities that each of us can contribute to our society.”
Saaif alam

Widad Akreyi
“Compassion is a reflection of our connectedness. Your voice is need and much appreciated!”
Widad Akrawi

“There is no such thing a person can reach his or her goals by taking shortcuts because it is considered as one form of cheating. The person must use his or her own unique knowledge and apply a great deal of effort simultaneously in order to achieve his or her goals successfully.”
Saaif Alam

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