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Prvo te ignoriraju, onda ti se smiju, zatim se bore protiv tebe, a onda pobjediš.

Mahatma Gandi

– Dok su na vrhuncu moći – to potvrđuju primjeri Ivice Račana, Ive Sanadera, Jadranke Kosor, pa i Franje Tuđmana – oni vjeruju da su 100 posto u pravu. Jer nikad nisu čuli ili bar nisu ozbiljno shvatili smisao mudre izreke starog Židova iz potkarpatskog kraja:

Ako se dvojica svađaju i jedan je dobrih 55 posto u pravu, to je vrlo dobro. Ako je 60 posto u pravu, to je divno! A što reći za 75 posto prava? Mudri ljudi vele da je to vrlo sumnjivo. A 100 posto? Taj koji govori da je 100 posto u pravu – gadan je nasilnik, strašna lopuža i najveća hulja.

Slaven LeticaGlas Slavonije

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“Naši životi počinju završavati onoga dana kada ušutimo o stvarima koje su važne.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

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Intelektualac je osoba koja koristi inteligenciju (misao i razum) i kritičko ili analitičko razmišljanje bilo u profesionalnom ili osobnom životu.

Ben Franklin

O slobodi

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin FranklinHistorical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  

Napoleon Bonaparte

Sloboda za kojom tragamo je sloboda da koristimo naš vlastiti um i
tijelo, da živimo svoj vlastiti život, umjesto život koji pripada sustavu uvjerenja.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Sve što je zbilja izvrsno i inspirativno stvorio je pojedinac koji ima mogućnost stvaranja u slobodi.

Albert Einstein

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

Najljepši snovi o slobodi snivaju se u tamnici.

Friedrich Schiller

Slobodni ste ako vam je savjest čista.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.  The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Thomas Macaulay

Kad uhvati korijen sloboda je biljka koja brzo raste.

George Washington

Između slobode i zdravlja sličnost je u tome što njihovu pravu vrijednost spoznajemo tek onda kad ostanemo bez njih.

Henry Beck

Razlika između slobode i sloboda tako je velika kao između Boga i bogova.

Ludwig Born

Sloboda, puna slobode je san. San, kome ponajčešće nije suđeno da se ostvari, ali jadan je svaki onaj koji ga nikad nije sanjao.

Ivo Andrić

Pokoravamo se zakonima da bi bili slobodni.

Marko Tulije Ciceron

Rijetki su oni koji shvataju granicu slobode, a još rijeđi oni koji shvataju slobodu granice.

Miroslav Antić

Sloboda je kao zrak: ne osjeća se dok ne počne da nestaje.

William Gladstone

Slobodan je onaj koji ništa ne želi i ničega se ne boji.

Lav Tolstoj

Čovjek je slobodan samo onda kada služi istini.

Immanuel Kant

Samo vas vaše iluzije sprečavaju da vidite da ste slobodni, i da ste to oduvijek i bili.

Antoni de Melo

Dok smo se morali boriti za slobodu, znali smo šta nam je cilj. Sad imamo slobodu i ne znamo više šta želimo.

Vaclav Havel

Rob je onaj ko očekuje da ga drugi oslobodi.

Mahatma Gandi

Srećni robovi su najveći neprijatelji slobode.

Mary Abner Eshenbach 

Sloboda znači Odgovornost; to je razlog što je se mnogi ljudi plaše.

George Bernard Shaw

Jedino je mudrac slobodan.

Ciceron

History does not teach fatalism.  There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.

Charles de Gaulle

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,… of searching and experimenting,… of saying No to any authority – literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political.

Ignazio SiloneThe God That Failed, 1950

Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.

Ambrose BierceThe Devil’s Dictionary

Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081.  First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs.  Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify.  And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.

Gerard K. O’Neill, 2081

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

Simone de Beauvoir

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson, Detroit, 1952

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  

Thomas Paine

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have to call it “freedom”: who’d want to die for “a lesser tyranny”?  ~

Mignon McLaughlinThe Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

Moshe Dayan

There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.

Charles Kingsley

No one is free when others are oppressed.  ~ Author Unknown

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.

H.L. MenckenMinority Report, 1956

We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.

Eric Hoffer

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.

~ Author Unknown

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.

Jeffrey Borenstein

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance.  

Woodrow Wilson

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.

Adlai Stevenson, New York City, 28 August 1952

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

William Faulkner

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, – Necessity and Free Will.

Thomas CarlyleEssays, “The Opera”

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.

Felix Frankfurter

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.

Frederick Douglass, Civil Rights Mass Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1883

Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?

Francis Wright, 1828

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

George Washington

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison, Virginia Convention, 1788

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

Mahatma Gandhi

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

Theodore Roosevelt

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

Daniel Webster

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.  Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.  And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

D.H. LawrenceClassical American Literature, 1922

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.

Author Unknown

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

NietzscheTwilight of the Idols, 1888

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis D. Brandeis

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters.

George Savile

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.

Baron de Montesquieu

Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard ShawMan and Superman, “Maxims: Liberty and Equality,” 1905

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke

We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves.

Errico Malatestal’Agitazione, 18 June 1897

We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.  

Ricardo Flores Magon, speech, 31 May 1914

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O novcu

Postoji samo dva načina da se porobi neka nacija, jedan je uz pomoć mača a drugo uz pomoć duga.

John Adams

Istorija billježi da su lihvari koristili svaku formu zloupotrebe, spletke, prevare i nasilja kako bi održavali kontrolu Vlade preko kontrole izdavanja novca.

James Madison

Ja iskreno verujem da su bankarske institucije opasnije po našu slobodu nego stajaće vojske. Moć izdavanja novca bi trebalo oduzeti bankama i vratiti narodu kome prirodno i pripada.

Ako američki narod ikad dozvoli da im privatne banke kontrolišu izdavanje njihove valute, prvo preko inflacije, onda preko deflacije, banke i korporacije će narasti oko njih, tako da će ljudima oduzeti svu imovinu, dok im se deca ne probude kao beskućnici na kontinentu koji su njihovi očevi osvojili.

Thomas Jefferson

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Ja stvarno ne shvaćam kako svi ti ljudi ne kuže da žive u Hrvatskoj? Budite kuš, ne smetajte Hrvatima, ne pizdite o pravima, ne govorite protiv Crkve, ne gnjavite tajkune. Ne cmizdrite za mirovinama, zdravstvenim uslugama, radnim mjestima. Ne rogoborite protiv vlastodržaca, vlasnika, uprava… Ne protivite se sudovima koji ne sude, ne ometajte državne odvjetnike dok spavaju na papirima i ne odupirite se policajcima koji vam zavrću ruke dok vas guraju u marice.

Dalibor Dobrić, Danas.hr

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