— Chris Hedges American journalist 1956
„The intention was not in pursuit of corrupt ends or to use state resources to unduly benefit me and my family. Hence, I have agreed to pay for the identified items once a determination is made. There are lessons to be learned for all of us in government which augur well for governance in the future.“
— Jacob Zuma, Addressing the nation in response to the judgment of the Constitutional Court regarding irregularities by the Department of Public Works during the Nkandla project, and the powers of the Public Protector in this respect. Zuma: My actions were all in good faith http://city-press.news24.com/Voices/zuma-my-actions-were-all-in-good-faith-20160401, City Press (via News24), 1 April 2016
„The last few years have been marked by an inverted millenarianism in which premonition of the future, catastrophic or redemptive, have been replaced by senses of the end of this or that (the end of ideology, art, or social class; the "crisis" of Leninism, social democracy, or the welfare state, etc., etc.,); taken together, all of these perhaps constitute what is increasing called postmodernism.“
— Fredric Jameson American academic 1934
Chapter One: The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism
„We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now we can control our future instead of letting the future control us.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„The nation and the government in Germany are one thing. The will of the people is the will of the government and vice versa. The modern structure of the German State is a higher form of democracy [ennobled democracy] in which, by virtue of the people’s mandate, the government is exercised authoritatively while there is no possibility for parliamentary interference, to obliterate and render ineffective the execution of the nation’s will.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
“On National-Socialist Germany And Her Contribution Towards Peace.” Speech to the representatives of the international press at Geneva on September 28. 1933. German League of Nations Union News Service, PRO, FO 371/16728
„And the question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many. So I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel him from Kuwait, but also when the president made the decision that we'd achieved our objectives and we were not going to go get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq.... Once we had rounded him up and gotten rid of his government, then the question is what do you put in its place? You know, you then have accepted the responsibility for governing Iraq.“
— Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941
August 1992, at the Discovery Institute in Seattle http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/192908_cheney29.html http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/192828_joel29.html
„It is much easier to put existing resources to better use, than to develop resources where they do not exist.“
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„Here people was once used to be honourable: now they are all bad; they have kept one goodness: that they are greatest boozers.“
— Marco Polo Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia 1254 - 1324
„Why, how can you ask such a question? You are a republican."
A republican! Yes; but that word specifies nothing. Res publica; that is, the public thing. Now, whoever is interested in public affairs -- no matter under what form of government -- may call himself a republican. Even kings are republicans."
Well! You are a democrat?"
What! "you would have a monarchy?"
Then you are an aristocrat?"
Not at all!"
You want a mixed form of government?"
Then what are you?"
I am an anarchist."
Oh! I understand you; you speak satirically. This is a hit at the government."
By no means. I have just given you my serious and well-considered profession of faith. Although a firm friend of order, I am (in the full force of the term) an anarchist. Listen to me.“
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon, Proudhon: What Is Property?
„…we receive as friendly that which agrees with, we resist with dislike that which opposes us; whereas the very reverse is required by every dictate of common sense.“
— Michael Faraday, Experimental researches in chemistry and physics
„In conclusion I congratulate you, my fellow-citizens, upon the high state of prosperity to which the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country. Let us invoke a continuance of the same protecting care which has led us from small beginnings to the eminence we this day occupy.“
— Zachary Taylor American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (in office from 1849 to 1850) 1784 - 1850
Inaugural Address (March 5, 1849).
„I've become a free-for-all brand. I hope they come out with a rule that they can't use a person's name without paying him for it!“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!“
— Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections