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I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements,
by Ahmed Ben Bella

I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements,
including those of Latin America.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left,
in my convictions.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Algeria was therefore only the beginning of something that was in development:
this is why I say that it's the global capitalist system
that finally reacted against us.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents,
but all my life is Algeria.
I was born there.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

 

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat,
essentially in Africa and the third world.
The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965,
is what opened the path.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

It is obvious that taking the country from a state
of war to being a lawful state won't be easy.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle;
these are the big industrial groups that weigh,
on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time:
132 years.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria.
I only recently saw the place where they were born,
near the city of Marrakech.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Those who are leftists, once in power,
are not different from other parties.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

When I was engaged in the struggle for my country,
I was very young.
My horizons were open.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

From their point of view, I had gone too far.
I had to disappear.
That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me,
others would have done so.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria,
the organization that I created to fight the French army,
was at first a small movement of nothing at all.
We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria,
a territory that is five times the size of France.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic:
Neither of the two sides,
the military government nor the Islamic front,
is capable of winning.
If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

It's with them that we have constituted a liberation
front and brought our logistic support to armies to
help their countries come out of colonialism and establish
a national internal regime.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

When someone came to ask us for help,
it was sacred.
We did not even think twice.
We helped them, even if we had only meagre means;
we offered them arms,
a little bit of money, and in occasion,
men.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this
has never stopped for a single instant.
It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16.
I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed;
it's the same fervour that drives me.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

My life has been a bit special, this is true.
I participated in the liberation of my country.
I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation.
I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I can say now: all the combatants who participated
in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria;
it's from there that all those who fought left.
We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them,
we created networks.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Colonialism is known in its primitive form,
that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers,
with an army, services, policies.
This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which
have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I think that they participated in something that was
not very proper and was very pitiful,
not only for the Algerian people, but also for the
other people who counted on our support.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help
to fights for national freedom.
At that precise moment, several countries were still
colonised or had barely overcome colonisation.
This was the case in practically all of Africa.
We supported them.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south.
Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates
victims in the north as well.
This has become manifest: the global system was not
made to serve the good of all,
but to serve multinational companies.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed,
once the authorities agreed, there were military coups
d'etat that overthrew their leaders.
That is the result time and time again.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

What, other than injustice, could be the reason that
the displaced citizens of New Orleans cannot be accommodated
by the richest nation in the world?
- Wynton Marsalis

If it's right and true, it's listened to and accommodated.
- David Ogden Stiers

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences
can be accommodated here,
even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred,
inalienable, and prior to civil society.
- Michael Novak

The new information technology...
Internet and e-mail...
have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
- Peter Drucker

Gossip is the art of saying nothing
in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- the movie Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

For a director and a producer to be named on the writing
credits is practically unheard of.
- Terry Southern

Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the
doctrine of the Holy Spirit,
by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
- Robert Rainy

America is practically owned by China.
- Tom Winnifrith

Practically every environmental problem we have can
be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels,
primarily oil.
- Dennis Weaver

The subject of history is the gradual realization of
all that is practically necessary.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

We practically own everything in the Philippines.
- Imelda Marcos

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and
difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress,
pain, and sadness for me.
I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
- Brooke Shields

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character,
and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years,
these are portrayed as awful figures.
- Michael Novak

Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in
China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.
- Hu Shih

It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's
single term in the House of Representatives at Washington
added practically nothing to his reputation.
- John George Nicolay

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest
egoistic movement of the nineteenth century,
and the most intense affirmation of the right of the
self that history has yet seen.
- Ellen Key

Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical
Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.
- Yitzhak Rabin

The world can forgive practically anything except people
who mind their own business.
- Margaret Mitchell

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

Practically all the relationships I know are based
on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion.
- Kim Cattrall

It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.
- Joe Moore

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living,
and practically all of them are good looking.
You can realize that I am kept busy.
- Franz Schubert

I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never
miss any of the comic books.
I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
- R. L. Stine

The factories were heavily bombed, but practically
the construction work had been redone very quickly.
- Gianni Agnelli

I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel.
I have to meet everyone he sends my way.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Yes, we record practically everything on Pro Tools.
- Caroline Corr

Then I heard another shot which hit him right in the head,
over here, and his head practically opened up and a
lot of blood and many more things came out.
- Abraham Zapruder

It really does matter when we tell even the slightest untruth.
Even something as well intentioned as
telling someone their ill-finished
hair style looks wonderful will backfire -
certainly karmically, and usually practically.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd lived by quotations, practically all my life.
- Loretta Young

If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death,
what chance have I got? Practically none.
- Mel Brooks

As I said, men value their independence in a weird way,
above practically everything.
- George Weinberg

That's right, fall in one pit and start over from the beginning!
Well, thankfully my buddies practically tied me to
my chair until I put in extra lives and I'm glad they did.
- David Crane

Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you.
- Loni Anderson

Clint Eastwood is aging beautifully.
But someone like Burt Reynolds and others are practically
destroying their faces in the amount of work they have.
- William Devane

There was a lot of great writing couples,
but I try to do it all myself.
And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time.
- Jackie DeShannon

In fact, an awful lot of N.F.L.
club owners have practically no influence on their players at all,
simply because they're not full-time working owners.
- Pete Rozelle

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
- Dan Quayle

I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America.
There are some in Africa I don't know,
though.
- Roger Tory Peterson

The writer's greed is appalling.
He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody,
in another sense, and at the same time,
he needs no one at all.
- James A. Baldwin


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