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Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Suffering is everywhere. Don't ever think it isn't.
So are miracles. Don't ever think they aren't.
- Jewel

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake,
on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
- Steven Wright

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall,
with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
- Isaac Stern

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just
about anything a human does.
- Bill Nye

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

I learned that people everywhere are basically the
same and have similar goals that we do.
They want health and happiness and the opportunity
to provide for their families.
- Steve Kerr

Everywhere you look these days you see Carolina athletes.
- Lorrie Fair

Skating everywhere is unpredictable,
no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star.
You have to have a skater who is dedicated,
passionate, and willing to learn.
- Robin Cousins

And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that
was recognizable everywhere,
I'd just crawl under a rock and you know,
have someone run over the rock with a car,
or something.
- Steve Burns

It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth
should be found everywhere.
- Edmund Burke

Everywhere is nowhere.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel,
he ends by having many acquaintances,
but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness.
It's everywhere.
- Sidney Poitier

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy,
and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it.
And, what is more, they find it everywhere.
- Van Wyck Brooks

We need to go everywhere.
There is not one county in this state,
I don't care how far west you go, that doesn't have Democrats.
We have to be proud of who we are.
- Howard Dean

Mickey is one of the prime examples:
Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export.
It was deja vu.
They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes.
- John Hench

The number of witches had everywhere become enormous.
- John Jewel

Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in
what ever is written down,
is the form of a human being.
If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
- Virginia Woolf

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
- Mary Schmich

Where there is reverence there is fear,
but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear,
because fear presumably has a wider
extension than reverence.
- Socrates

It will, I believe, be everywhere found,
that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be,
so are the rest of the nation.
- Jane Austen

Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don't want to make a
movie with guns everywhere.
- Jim McKay

I learned early on to never walk while I was on the ball field.
I ran everywhere I went.
- Enos Slaughter

Man is everywhere still in chains.
- Herbert Read

You got good and bad people everywhere.
- Suge Knight

To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere,
and I have the same contempt for them all.
- Karl Kraus

I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary.
I just find it repulsive.
- Dean Koontz

If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere,
there would not be much point in moving from one place to another.
- Paul Bowles

A good listener is not only popular everywhere,
but after a while, he knows something.
- Wilson Mizner


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