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If allowed to run free of the social system,
by John Ralston Saul

If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul

Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.
- John Ralston Saul

Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.
- John Ralston Saul

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

 

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort
of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
- John Ralston Saul

A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.
- John Ralston Saul

Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions
of this statement and death.
- John Ralston Saul

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Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney.
Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx,
delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul

Either God is alive, in which case he'll deal with us as he sees fit.
Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive,
it being unlikely that he died of old age.
- John Ralston Saul

Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell
if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.
- John Ralston Saul

Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
- John Ralston Saul

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited
by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.
- John Ralston Saul

Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.
- John Ralston Saul

Money is not real.
It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.
- John Ralston Saul

Only when God was said to have died did various leaders,
professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors.
- John Ralston Saul

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars,
a deadweight in any civil economy.
- John Ralston Saul

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
- John Ralston Saul

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If God has allowed me to earn so much money,
it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed
nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner

No one should be allowed to play the violin until he has mastered it.
- Jim Fiebig

One of the difficulties of not knowing for so long
whether we were doing a fifth season or not was that
we weren't really allowed to go out shopping for work.
- Claudia Black

What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable
for my actions that I should be allowed to record...
my actions.
Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions.
- Steve Mann

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen

I just think that things should be allowed to run their course,
and not turned into a Disney ride.
- Fiona Shaw

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.
- Bernard Ebbers

My wife is wonderful.
She's one of the people who has changed my life around...
or has allowed ME to change my life around.
- Rob Walton

Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists
on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
- Christopher Lasch

Your strike will not win.
You cannot be allowed to succeed.
- James Callaghan

When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places,
the thing that allowed them to survive was that they
had a faith to see them through the tough times.
- Lee Greenwood

I don't think I'm allowed to talk about that.
It is definitely not me.
The role has been cast.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to
become a captive of corporate interests.
- Ralph Nader

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age:
the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence
that there is no absolute.
- Francis Schaeffer

Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed
to be consistently inept because they are thought to
be so competent at everything else.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

This profession has fed me creatively and allowed me
to have a home life and a private life.
- Julia Barr

Your home should be your home.
People shouldn't be allowed to use whatever crazy lenses
they use to catch you waking up in the morning.
- Sarah Chalke

Immortality: A toy which people cry for,
And on their knees apply for, Dispute,
contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right
proud Eternally to die for.
- Ambrose Bierce

I allowed the scriptwriter to come to my parties for
research and it's a good thing he did otherwise I don't
think Personal Services would've been so good.
- Cynthia Payne

One of the strangest things about being an actor is
that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair,
body, clothes, relationships.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

This required the development of a view which allowed
one to integrate research with belief,
thing with person, fact with aesthetics,
knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all.
Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest.
- Seth Godin

If a man insisted always on being serious,
and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation,
he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
- Herodotus

You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname.
This holds true in life as well as in poker.
- Richard Roeper

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life;
the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
- Ellen Key

So, influenced by these advisors and this hope,
I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work,
as they had long besought me to do.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer
that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier.
He refused to give me this permission.
- Fritz Sauckel

You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out.
You have to be here, you have to be now,
you have to be present.
- Sally Field

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've
allowed me to be a change agent.
- Christy Romano

I am, as a European, absolutely shocked by European people.
I am also shocked by European nationalist people.
They have allowed themselves to be so emasculated so silently.
- Ernst Zundel

I went on countless auditions.
I begged my parents until I finally was allowed to
be in a theatrical play when I was 13.
It was the most important thing in my life.
- Kate Hudson

We're allowed to have had a private life before politics
in which we make mistakes and do things we should not.
- David Dimbleby

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy.
Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy.
That's all that life allowed him.
- David Bowie

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The civilized world needs to think about a decision
when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Things are coming to a pretty pass when religion is
allowed to invade private life.
- Lord Melbourne

A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
- James Stephens

I'm beginning to think that you should only be allowed to serve two terms,
before madness sets in.
- Chris Lowe

When I got back I found myself being very emotional
about the time spent in Rwanda in a way that I hadn't
been able to or allowed myself to be when we were there.
- Hugh Dancy

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things.
It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even
if it was just vicariously.
- Joan Allen

If we don't act, drilling will be allowed only 3 miles
off Florida's east coast beaches.
- Ric Keller

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages
by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that
Americans don't want to do the jobs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase.
A better phrase is the civilised society.
- Roy Jenkins

Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel.
There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used
to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
- Jung Chang


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