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It is hardly possible to build anything,
by Lech Walesa

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

Related topics: Motivational

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid,
because freedom is priceless.
- Lech Walesa

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction.
You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?
- Lech Walesa

 

The defense of our rights and our dignity,
as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome
by the feeling of hatred -
this is the road we have chosen.
- Lech Walesa

I got politics and economics moving and then others took over.
- Lech Walesa

The supply of words in the world market is plentiful
but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now.
- Lech Walesa

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My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction
from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation
never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
- Lech Walesa

He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history
will have his fingers crushed.
- Lech Walesa

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise,
and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and
solidarity all over the world.
- Lech Walesa

Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness
and the feeling of helplessness.
- Lech Walesa

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards.
Silence, too, can speak out.
- Lech Walesa

I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful,
but the demand is falling.
- Lech Walesa

Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that
we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave
us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
- Lech Walesa

I'm lazy.
But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and
the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
- Lech Walesa

I have always been and will be an enemy of communism,
but I love all people.
- Lech Walesa

I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course,
the reforms are going in the right direction.
- Lech Walesa

The program of our movement stems from the fundamental moral laws and order.
- Lech Walesa

This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978,
to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous
and dedicated people who came out in the defense of
the workers' rights and dignity.
- Lech Walesa

As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs,
to mould our own future.
This does not pose any danger to anybody.
Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for
its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
- Lech Walesa

My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis.
This is causing dramatic consequences for the very
existence of Polish families.
A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have
serious repercussions for Europe.
Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
- Lech Walesa

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries
has experienced many hardships and reverses.
The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy
when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies
and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
- Lech Walesa

Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage,
sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people.
Both sides have then recognized that an accord must
be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented.
- Lech Walesa

What until then seemed impossible to achieve has become a fact of life.
We have won the right to association in trade unions
independent from the authorities,
founded and shaped by the working people themselves.
- Lech Walesa

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth
century had not for a moment reconciled itself with
the loss of independence,
and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same
time for the freedom of other nations.
- Lech Walesa

I belong to the generation of workers who,
born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland,
had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry,
becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
- Lech Walesa

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live
be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and
from the ruinous arms race.
It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated
from freedom which is the right of every nation.
This I desire and for this I pray.
- Lech Walesa

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture
its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and
that Poland will prove to the world that even the most
complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.
- Lech Walesa

The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers,
peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation,
the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity,
truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
- Lech Walesa

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence,
hatred and lies.
A lesson drawn from such experiences,
however, was that we can effectively oppose violence
only if we ourselves do not resort to it.
- Lech Walesa

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know
a gentleman he hardly ever meets.
I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself.
In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

There is hardly an activity that a person can think
about that does not intrinsically involve energy,
most of which is currently provided by fossil fuels.
- Lee R. Raymond

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;
it is hardly a passion,
but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
- George Eliot

I hardly ever go out when I'm home.
- Brooke Burke

Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
- Todd Solondz

Instead, there were a variety of controls of which
some could be influenced by bankers,
some could be influenced by the government,
and some could hardly be influenced by either.
- Carroll Quigley

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins.
Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress,
the other side more or less for reaction.
- George Orwell

I'm hardly physically right for the hero parts,
now am I?
- Donald Pleasence

The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.
- Ronald Firbank

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it,
but adults have more trouble.
This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
- Terry Gilliam

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic
style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent,
which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth,
reality.
- Anish Kapoor

Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time.
We could hardly get through it.
- Buddy Rice

I have hardly any friends who aren't gay.
- Tracey Emin

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

It seems everything is so full of possibilities one
can hardly take it all in.
- Kenneth Koch

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything:
trying to pack myself in a small suitcase.
I can hardly contain myself.
- Tim Vine

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single
thought of which the sea would not be part.
- Hermann Broch

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
- John Grigg

Men find it difficult because I've got so much energy
and hardly sleep at night,
only four or five hours.
I wake up in the early hours and potter around.
- Susannah York

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

I'm very strict with my packing and have everything in its right place.
I never change a rule.
I hardly use anything in the hotel room.
I wheel my own wardrobe in and that's it.
- Charlie Watts

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,
in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns,
must show no emotion.
Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is
hardly worth troubling about.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

I was working all the time I was in college.
I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
- Les Baxter

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now.
Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl
they become someone else's entertainment,
not mine.
- Robert Smith

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois


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