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Aleksandr Lebed Quotes

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I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals.
- Aleksandr Lebed

For 73 years a totalitarian regime ruled the country.
Totalitarian regime.
- Aleksandr Lebed

There is no reason why I should call myself a democrat.
- Aleksandr Lebed

I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute.
It's the people who had their past and future taken from them -
they don't get paid -
many of them face a wall.
They have nowhere to go.
- Aleksandr Lebed

 

As I understand I took most so-called democratic states
about 200 years on average to build their democracies.
That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian
rule and wake up in a democracy,
it makes me laugh.
- Aleksandr Lebed

I am a Soviet man, and Yeltsin is a Soviet man -
maybe our grandchildren will be different.
- Aleksandr Lebed

You must go deeper into Russia - 150 kilometres from Moscow or more,
and look there.
The kids are fed with cattle feed - people don't get paid for half a year.
- Aleksandr Lebed

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And this system sorted out the Chechen war in just 20 days.
This way, I used the President's power,
he didn't use me.
It wasn't hard for me to leave - it isn't my scene.
I have nothing to do there.
- Aleksandr Lebed

First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again.
The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur
and businessman a thief against his own will.
- Aleksandr Lebed

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133.
I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed
some power from the President and made him sign a number
of decrees and give me enough power to create a system
capable of handling crisis situations.
- Aleksandr Lebed

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

All men are equal before fish.
- Herbert Hoover

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves
who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

They have equal weight and you do the same work you'd
do if you were playing a dramatic role.
- Harvey Keitel

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal
to that of the judiciary.
- Samuel Alito

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

I liked the name of the amendment.
I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was
opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment.
- Sonia Johnson

The rights of the weak are not weaker rights,
but are completely equal to the rights of the strong.
- Dionigi Tettamanzi

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment;
there is no disease like covetousness,
and no virtue like mercy.
- Chanakya

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream,
the butcher's the poet's equal there.
- Emile M. Cioran

The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women
have risen in the business world.
America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

If it is true that there is always more than one way of construing a text,
it is not true that all interpretations are equal.
- Paul Ricoeur

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
- George Orwell

The dream was not to put one black family in the White house,
the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.
- Al Sharpton

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction.
Most reforms, most problems are complicated.
But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
- Alice Paul

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of
equal respect for all men.
- Jane Addams

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.
- Susan B. Anthony

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave;
that right must be equal and mutual,
and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
- William H. Seward

A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The segregated schools of today are arguably no more
equal than the segregated schools of the past.
- Ed Markey

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women,
but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom,
it is only social progress.
- Helene Deutsch

Generally my feeling is that I think women are just
in a universal way coming out,
coming to their own more.
And they have more opportunity, and basically we're equal.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

If we limit our vision to the real world,
we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things,
working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there,
but no better.
- Galen Rowell

I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity.
Equal rights, that's where my heart is.
That means equal rights and benefits,
and that's what we need.
- Christine Gregoire

'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many,
equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
- Algernon Sydney

Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character -
that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she
would cease to be a woman!
- Ernestine Rose

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea,
but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain
than for apparent exceptions.
- Edward Forbes

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient;
to dream,
to speak to them, to be silent among them,
to think of indifferent things; but among them,
everything is equal.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

For me, there are no my people and strangers,
no bad people and good people.
All people are equal for me.
- Viktor Yanukovych

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

By nature all men are equal in liberty,
but not in other endowments.
- Thomas Aquinas

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world
where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom,
dignity, and respect.
- John Fisher

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
- Aeschylus

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson


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