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When decorum is repression, the only dignity free ...
by Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
- Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

 

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.
Make war on machines.
And in particular the sterile machines of corporate
death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
- Abbie Hoffman

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
- Abbie Hoffman

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The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
- Abbie Hoffman

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
- Abbie Hoffman

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- Abbie Hoffman

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
- Abbie Hoffman

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
- Abbie Hoffman

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
- Abbie Hoffman

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

Every man has his moral backside which he refrains
from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as
long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
- Robert Burns

Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
- Thomas Carlyle

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action,
and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of
those mean observances of paltry decorum,
in which men steal through existence,
like sluggish waters through a marsh,
without either honor or observation.
- Walter Scott

At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion,
it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment
which linked us with an age of poetic decorum,
of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The seed of revolution is repression.
- Woodrow Wilson

If you're going to hold someone down you're going to
have to hold on by the other end of the chain.
You are confined by your own repression.
- Toni Morrison

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice.
The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Reason has never failed men.
Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
- William Allen White

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion -
something that has always been disputed by the most
respected schools of thought.
- Alice Miller

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

The fundamental problem is that there's no credibility in the judicial system,
which is a system that's been completely politicized.
This is retaliation and selective repression.
- Leopoldo Lopez

Repression will provoke rebellion.
- Hugh Williamson

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -
writers,
intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated
by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies,
Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
- George Jackson

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism,
and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
- Lionel Blue

So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions,
because the questions had never been asked.
It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history -
and history of repression.
- Phillip Noyce

It was this society and culture that among other things -
including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe -
attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned,
yes.
But it should not be translated defacto into a policy
of support for a really increasingly brutal repression,
colonial settlements and a new wall.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power,
knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age,
it stands to reason that we will not be able to free
ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
- Michel Foucault

It just seemed to me to be a great story,
set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time.
Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're
back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage.
- Philip Kaufman

There are men - now in power in this country -
who do not respect dissent,
who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that
the people of America are ready to support repression
as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.
- John Lindsay

As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy
that had developed around my case to create another organization,
which we called the National Alliance against Racist
and Political Repression.
- Angela Davis

After the desperate years of their own war,
after six years of repression inside Spain and six
years of horror in exile,
these people remain intact in spirit.
They are armed with a transcendent faith;
they have never won,
and yet they have never accepted defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn

And the young people in the 1960's identified with it immediately,
because, I guess the young people had been having years of repression really.
They felt that the, you know, after the war everything was very austere,
particularly in Europe.
- George Martin

Now they have come to the place where their faith can
no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence.
They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality,
and public responsibility.
It must not be denied them.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar


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