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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without glasnost there is not, and there cannot be, democratism, the political creativity of the masses and their participation in management.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Both the Moral Majority, who are recycling medieval language to explain AIDS, and those ultra-leftists who attribute AIDS to some sort of conspiracy, have a clearly political analysis of the epidemic. But even if one attributes its cause to a microorganism rather than the wrath of God, or the workings of the CIA, it is clear that the way in which AIDS has been perceived, conceptualized, imagined, researched and financed makes this the most political of diseases.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is silly to call fat people gravitationally challenged -- a self-righteous fetishism of language which is no more than a symptom of political frustration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pull out a Monte Cristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine fascist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who live in the post-totalitarian system know only too well that the question of whether one or several political parties are in power, and how these parties define and label themselves, is of far less importance than the question of whether or not it is possible to live like a human being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now a writer can make himself a nice career while he is alive by espousing a political cause, working for it, making a profession of believing in it, and if it wins he will be very well placed. All politics is a matter of working hard without reward, or with a living wage for a time, in the hope of booty later. A man can be a Fascist or a Communist and if his outfit gets in he can get to be an ambassador or have a million copies of his books printed by the Government or any of the other rewards the boys dream about.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former -- of the corruption of the will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action the ability to pass directly from thought to action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that, where one members suffers, all the members suffer with it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no such condition as schizophrenia, but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes. It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we say science we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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