Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
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Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
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Case by case, we find that conformity is the easy way, and the path to privilege and prestige; dissidence carries personal costs.
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. … If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.
The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.
It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.
I’m a history buff, and I know that big changes take time. But I also know that, setting politics aside, usually things are never as good as you think they are or as bad as you think they are. And that has served me well temperamentally.
The rest of the world may associate May 1 with the struggle of American workers for basic rights…The U.S. calendar has a Labor Day, in September, celebrating the return to work after a vacation that is far briefer than in other industrial countries.
As long as people are marginalized and distracted [they] have no way to organize or articulate their sentiments, or even know that others have these sentiments. People assume that they are the only people with a crazy idea in their heads.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.
Science is a bit like the joke about the drunk who is looking under a lamppost for a key that he has lost on the other side of the street, because that’s where the light is. It has no other choice.
Many people would like to see Nigel Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!