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Natan Sharansky Quotes

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There were no dissidents then in the USSR because they were all killed.
- Natan Sharansky

Believe me, the drug of freedom is universally potent.
- Natan Sharansky

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
- Natan Sharansky

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky

 

Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected.
- Natan Sharansky

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region
because I believe that every society on earth can be
free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East,
there can be peace.
- Natan Sharansky

On the other hand, if the free world is concerned with
how a new Palestinian leader governs,
then the peace process will have a real chance to succeed.
- Natan Sharansky

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People may believe that there can be a society where
dissent is not permitted,
but which is nonetheless not a fear society because
everyone agrees with one another and therefore no one wants to dissent.
- Natan Sharansky

Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support,
are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens.
Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their
societies peaceful and prosperous.
- Natan Sharansky

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian
leadership should be a simple one:
Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.
- Natan Sharansky

Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world
and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace,
I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained
by democratic norms would be a fear society that would
pose a grave threat to Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

By helping readers understand these mechanics,
I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone,
why it is essential for our security and why the free
world plays a critically important role in advancing
democracy around the globe.
- Natan Sharansky

The only peace that can be made with a dictator is
once that must be based on deterrence.
For today, the dictator may be your friend,
but tomorrow he will need you as an enemy.
- Natan Sharansky

Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who
had directed all his energies toward strengthening
the Palestinians hatred toward Israel,
Arafat could not afford to make peace.
- Natan Sharansky

The three main sources of scepticism are first,
that not every people desires freedom;
second,
that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous;
and third,
that there is little the world's democracies can do
to advance freedom outside their countries.
- Natan Sharansky

I was inspired to write this book by those who are
sceptical of the power of freedom to change the world.
- Natan Sharansky

Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question
will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society.
- Natan Sharansky

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace -
or at least a genuine peace -
the link between the nature of a regime and its external
behavior must be understood.
- Natan Sharansky

This scepticism is the same scepticism I heard a generation
ago in the USSR when few thought that a democratic
transformation behind the iron curtain was possible.
- Natan Sharansky

I have no doubt that given a real choice,
the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs,
like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society.
- Natan Sharansky

The central premise behind Oslo was that if Arafat
were given enough legitimacy,
territory, weapons and money, he would use his power
to fight terror and make peace with Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled.
In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of
Arafat's regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

Non-democratic regimes always need to mobilize their
people against external enemies in order to maintain internal stability.
- Natan Sharansky

The two most important things that can be done to promote
democracy in the world is first,
to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second,
to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe.
- Natan Sharansky

By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society,
I have no doubt that an historic compromise between
Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail.
- Natan Sharansky

Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the
Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the
people inside the USSR really thought,
the army of true believers that we think we see in
the Arab world is an illusion.
- Natan Sharansky

It is important to remember that some of the most serious
thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible
with the cultures of Germany,
Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia.
- Natan Sharansky

Can someone within that society walk into the town
square and say what they want without fear of being
punished for his or her views? If so,
then that society is a free society.
If not, it is a fear society.
- Natan Sharansky

It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began,
Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal
to fan the flames of hatred against Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful
march of democracy in recent times but rather is based
on the experience of having lived in a fear society
and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society.
- Natan Sharansky

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between
free societies and fear societies,
when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil,
we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because
peace cannot be disconnected from freedom.
- Natan Sharansky

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller


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