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When I was engaged in the struggle for my country,
by Ahmed Ben Bella

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

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

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

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

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

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Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There have been a couple of jobs I've done without thinking,
without being engaged, and they just stink.
- Clancy Brown

It's almost scary how good things are right now.
I've been engaged now for about a year,
and it's the first time anything like that has happened to me.
- Bryan White

My books are about losers, about people who've lost
their way and are engaged in a search.
- Antonio Tabucchi

At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book,
but fully engaged with writing screenplays,
so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head -
is barely formed yet.
- Rose Tremain

I met Cynthia when I was 12, proposed at 16,
became engaged at 17, married her at 19 and we had a baby when I was 20.
If extra work could pay for a lot of diapers,
that was for me.
- Kent McCord

If more people were actively engaged in advocating
their positions I think we'd have a better society.
- Jeb Bush

For many years I was engaged in journalism,
writing articles and chronicles for the daily press
without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Activism could be defined as activities engaged in
by individuals to change there of others situation.
- Ben Edwards

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
- St.
Jerome

I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be
at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant
soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
- John B. Hood

It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has
been vigorously opposing congressional hearings.
The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence.
- Cynthia McKinney

You watched these people go through their lives and
just had a feeling that they existed outside the usual laws of nature;
that there was no other group so handsome,
so engaged.
- Charles Spalding

We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world.
- Temple Grandin

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in
a seemingly endless struggle,
the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.
- George Ball

I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think.
I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with.
I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
- Guy Ritchie

If we thought it would improve our relationship,
we would get married tomorrow, but as it is,
nearly 7 years after we got engaged,
we are content to wait.
- Benny Anderson

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management
to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate

He who receives a great many letters demanding answer,
sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of
one man against the rest of the world.
- Anna C. Brackett

Charlie Sheen is who again? Denise is engaged?
- Neil Patrick Harris

Most controversies would soon be ended,
if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms,
and then adhere to their definitions.
- Tryon Edwards

It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or
too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily
engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.
- Anna Freud

On the contrary, all the world would point to that
nation as violating a treaty,
by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged
to enter into arbitration.
- Richard Cobden

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle;
and one faces down fears of today so that those of
tomorrow might be engaged.
- Alice Walker

Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself.
- Harold Rosenberg

We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect;
we pay for the army,
and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged.
- John Edward Redmond

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are
engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement.
By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement,
without limit.
- Felix Adler

I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
- Frederick Sanger

The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood,
not so engaged in communication.
- Patti Smith

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and
enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit,
and acquires a name by some illustrious action,
or useful art.
- Sallust

Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it,
is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any.
- Jean Rostand

When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together.
I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest,
so we decided to work through all that stuff early.
- Courteney Cox

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged,
that it's not about the ring.
It's a grave thing, getting married.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

India has been contributing very much to the reconstruction of Afghanistan;
we are strongly engaged there.
- Joschka Fischer

When not deeply engaged in creative activities,
or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty.
My heart hurt.
I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost,
barely existing.
- Judith Wright

I like that people who are not experts can not only
understand but get engaged by my work.
I like that Joe Paterno can read me.
Bill Bradley.
- Leslie Fiedler

It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty
million children in the world engaged in some form
of exploitative child labour.
- Carol Bellamy

But it is a fact that within Jewry there exists a sect
which engaged in these murders.
- Julius Streicher


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