Political Quotes

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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.”
Issac Asimov

George Orwell
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
George Orwell, 1984

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

جلال عامر
“. ثلاثون عاماً ظهر فيها الدش والمحمول والإنترنت واختفى الوطن..”
جلال عامر

Douglas Adams
“To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

John Stuart Mill
“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address Delivered to the University of St Andrews, 2/1/1867

George Orwell
“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

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

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.”
Rachel Maddow

George Clooney
“At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.”
George Clooney

Frank Zappa
“The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.”
Frank Zappa

Ayn Rand
“The word "We" is as lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages.

What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom, if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?

But I am done with this creed of corruption.

I am done with the monster of "We," the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame.

And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride.

This god, this one word:

"I.”
Ayn Rand, Anthem

Paulo Freire
“… Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle…”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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.”
Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning

Utah Phillips
“The state can't give you free speech, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...”
Utah Phillips

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—that has nothing to do with the business of the state.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Ron Paul
“When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.”
Ron Paul

Ronald Reagan
“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”
Ronald Reagan

Tobias Wolff
“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life

Ernesto Che Guevara
“I knew that when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I will be with the people.”
Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America

Ron Paul
“Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.”
Ron Paul

Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words ‘Too Late’.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Robert Anton Wilson
“It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“Do not forget that the armed forces are the servants of the people. You do not make national policy; it is we, the civilians, who decide these issues and it is your duty to carry out these tasks with which you are entrusted.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Stieg Larsson
“Capitalists' wet dreams is to be involved in charity.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“I sincerely hope that they (relations between India and Pakistan) will be friendly and cordial. We have a great deal to do...and think that we can be of use to each other and to the world.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

ميلان كونديرا
“يمكن اختصار مأساة حياة «باستعارة» الثقل. نقول مثلاً إن حملاً قد سقط فوق أكتافنا. فنحمل هذا الحمل. نتحمله أو لا نتحمله ونتصارع معه، وفي النهاية إما أن نخسر وإما أن نربح. ولكن ما الذي حدث مع سابينا بالضبط؟ لا شيء. افترقت عن رجل لأنها كانت راغبة في الافتراق عنه. هل لاحقها بعد ذلك؟ هل حاول الانتقام؟ لا. فمأساتها ليست مأساة الثقل إنما مأساة الخفة والحمل الذي سقط فوقها لم يكن حملاً بل كان خفة الكائن التي لا تُطاق.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

ميلان كونديرا
“الموسيقى بالنسبة لفرانز هي الفن الأكثر قرباً من الجمال الديونيسي الذي يقدّس النشوة. يمكن لرواية أو للوحة أن تدوّخنا ولكن بصعوبة. أما مع السمفونية التاسعة لبيتهوڤن، أو مع السوناتة المؤلفة من آلتيْ بيانو وآلات النقر لبارتوك، أو مع أغنية للبيتلز، فإن النشوة تعترينا. من جهة أخرى فإن فرانز لا يفرّق بين الموسيقى العظيمة والموسيقى الخفيفة. فهذا التفريق يبدو له خبيثاً وبالياً، فهو يحب موسيقى الروك وموزار على حد سواء.
الموسيقى بالنسبة له محرّرة: إذ تحرره من الوحدة والانعزال ومن غبار المكتبات. وتفتح في داخل جسده أبواباً لتخرج النفس وتتآخى مع الآخرين. كما أنه يحب الرقص إلى جانب ذلك ويشعر بالأسى لأن سابينا لا تشاركه هذا الولع.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

ميلان كونديرا
“الوقت الإنساني لا يسير في شكل دائري بل يتقدم في خط مستقيم. من هنا، لا يمكن للإنسان أن يكون سعيداً لأن السعادة رغبة في التكرار.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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