Politics Freedom Liberty Quotes

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David McCullough
“The source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think....Let us dare to read, think, speak, write.”
David McCullough, John Adams

أحمد خالد توفيق
“I'm not interested in how things were, or how we ended up where we are now. What interests me is what we are now and what we will be.”
Ahmed Khaled Towfik, يوتوبيا

George Orwell
“If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death?...But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated...'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan,'controls the future:who controls the present controls the past.'...All that was needed was a series of victories over your own memory.”
George Orwell, 1984

A.C. Grayling
“If the world is to have a future, it lies in the hands of women. At time of this writing nearly half of all women in the Middle East are illiterate; millions in poor countries are shackled to the most basic daily urgencies of finding water and feeding children; the majority of the world's women exist in various forms of bondage to necessity, to poverty, and to men. (2007)”
A.C. Grayling, Toward the Light of Liberty: The Struggles for Freedom and Rights That Made the Modern Western World

Thomas Paine
“It requires but a very small glance of thought to perceive, that although laws made in one generation often continue in force through succeeding generations, yet that they continue to derive their force from the consent of the living. A law not repealed continues in force, not because it cannot be repealed, but because it is not repealed; and the non repealing passes for consent.”
Thomas Paine

Saul D. Alinsky
“A revolution without a prior reformation would collapse or become a totalitarian tyranny. A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don't know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won't act for change but won't strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution”
Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Rudy Rucker
“America isn't young, you know. It's ancient and evil. With aluminum siding.”
Rudy Rucker, Turing & Burroughs

Gene Sharp
“لا يعني إنتهاء نظام ديكتاتوري أن جميع المشكلات التي خلفها ستنتهي، فسقوط نظام معين لا يخلق المدينة الفاضلة، بل يفتح المجال أمام عهود طويلة لبناء علاقات ءإجتماعية وإقتصادية وسياسية عادلة ويهيى للقضاء على أشكال الظلم والإضطهاد الأخرى. لقد استطاع تحدي الشعوب الذي تميز في الغالب باللا عنف منذ عام 1980 إسقاط الأنظمة الديكتاتورية في استونيا ولاتفيا وليتوانيا وبولندا وألمانيا الشرقية وتشيكوسلوفاكيا وسلوفينيا ومدغشقر ومالي وبوليفيا والفلبين، لكن من المؤكد إن إنهيار الأنظمة الديكتاتورية لم يحل جميع المشكلات الأخرى في هذه المجتمعات كالفقر والجريمة وعدم الفعالية البيروقراطية وتخريب البيئة فذلك ما تورثه الأنظمة القمعية. لكن سقوط هذه الأنظمة الديكتاتورية كان له الحد الأدنى من تخفيف معاناة ضحايا القمع وفتح الطريق أمام إعادة بناء هذه المجتمعات بوجود عدالة إجتماعية وحريات سياسية وديمقراطية وشخصية”
Gene Sharp, From Dictatorship to Democracy

Nilantha Ilangamuwa
“What we can see in most societies is the gravity of suffering, tears of sorrow and nightmares of hopelessness.”
Nilantha Ilangamuwa, The Naked Power

Arun D. Ellis
“We all know that 97% of the money in the world doesn't exist and that's thanks to Fractional Reserve Banking, or should I say fictional reserve banking." He grinned at his own joke, his smile partly hidden by his hair, "Money is no longer attached to the Gold Standard, therefore, it isn't based on anything. So when it says, 'I promise to pay the bearer on demand ten pounds,' I have to ask, ten pounds of what?" Silence. "The world is owned by the rich shareholder, the rich superstar, the rich industrialist, the rich aristocracy." He was now marching around the stage, "It doesn't matter who or what they are, if they're rich then they own a part of the world, but they only own it because they've got lots of money. Which means they own part of the 97% of the world’s fictional money, the pretend money that only exists on a computer." He stopped abruptly and stared out at the audience, "Which means that if they cashed in their fictional nonexistent money they'd get something like this ten pound note offering to pay the bearer the sum of ten pounds of nothing." He held the note aloft, "Which means the rich have managed to buy the entire world with paper nothing that has a value of nothing and we've let them do it.”
Arun D. Ellis, Daydream Believers

Polybius
“Similarly that is no true democracy in which the whole crowd of citizens is free to do whatever they wish or purpose, but when, in a community where it is traditional and customary to reverence the gods, to honor our parents, to respect our elders, and to obey the laws, the will of the greater number prevails, this is to be called a democracy.”
Polybius, The Histories

A.J. Deus
“One small decision can change the world.”
A.J. Deus

A.C. Grayling
“Nationalism as a thesis confuses (almost always deliberately) certain legitimate desires with illegitimate ones. People like to run their own affairs, and most people value the culture they were raised in, are proud of its achievements and wish it well; a significant degree of their sense of personal and group identity derives from it. All this is unexceptionable. But nationalists try to persuade their fellows that the existence of other groups and cultures somehow represents a challenge, and sometimes a threat, to what the natives of the home culture value. (From: Toward the Light of Liberty)”
A.C. Grayling

“In other hand of the enemy will arise the fortune hero.”
Lena Hussain

Adriano Bulla
“The difference between Nazism and Communism is just the size of the leader's moustache.”
Adriano Bulla

Abhijit Naskar
“Even an orange orangutan can win an election with the power of popularity if it exudes enough charisma, but that doesn't make him a conscientious leader of a people.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Abhijit Naskar
“If your spouse gets sick, who would you visit - your non-doctor neighbor or an actual doctor! Any sane person would visit a doctor over a non-doctor neighbor, even if that neighbor happens to be a celebrity, because it is common knowledge that fame or charisma is not equivalent to medical expertise, yet when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat the sickness of a nation, the masses most proudly elect any charismatic chimpanzee over a humble, wise and conscientious leader.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“In order to ensure proper progressive, non-prejudicial and non-barbarian functioning of a government, on top of the government hierarchy, in each nation, all political activities will be monitored and guided by a group of scholars, comprising scientists and philosophers.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

“Under current political dispensation to be an informed citizen, It's very important to understand the Polity of issues than Politics of it. The Polity will lead you to Constitution and politics will create chaos. The choice is yours.”
Ramkrishna Guru

Sheeja Jose
“Proving one’s innocence is as improbable as going to Pluto for
a honeymoon. It could take away everything you had in life, dear
ones, dreams, hopes and, most importantly, the right to have your
freedom.”
Sheeja Jose, Goodbye Girl

Steven A. Coulter
“We both are a pejorative—liberals. Spartak, I believe an active and powerful government is the only counterbalance against rapacious business interests, unprincipled individuals and groups often all too willing to deceive, poison, and ruin in the name of their own liberty. Without us, the powerful face no limits, no scrutiny, pay no price and never face justice. My life’s work is to return integrity and influence to the public sphere. I wear barronial scorn with pride.” He shook his head. “Of course most people think I’m a fool.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Washington
Speaking to his niece and then Spartak Jones in a restaurant named after author Ayn Rand, San Francisco, in the year 2115
The Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a novel”
Steven A. Coulter, Rising Son

Nelson Mandela
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances freedom to others. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Zybeta "Beta" Metani' Marashi
“Excepting communist dictatorship regime, is like being born again Christian”
Zybejta Beta Metani'Marashi

“Like all great nations it is not only a leader that builds a true nation but it's people . The responsibility of the leader is to motivate and inspire to set a flame in each man , boy , woman and girl so as to see themselves as the creators and with the combined efforts of every individual we will accomplish this dream and many more to come .”
Shemar Stephens

“We should always be wary of those who prioritise their ideology above their humanity.”
Sean Culey

“Just like the playground bully, nationalism draws upon low self-esteem and insecurity to shape its character”
Nathaniel M Wrey

“From the perspective of academic models, the PTI has cynically operated the wind turbines of accountability to put opposition heads under the water.”
Qamar Rafiq