Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Algeria is not breaking up.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.
- 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 accommodated practically all of the liberation movements,
including those of Latin America.
- 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madness need not be all breakdown.
It may also be break-through.
It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
- R. D. Laing

Resistance in Palestine will continue until the final
liberation of all the Palestinian lands.
- Ahmed Yassin

I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines,
and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy,
wouldn't it?
- David Herbert Donald

John Paul II made it clear that...
liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary,
but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
- Claudio Hummes

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich,
but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
- Louis Farrakhan

I work toward the liberation of women,
but I'm not feminist.
I'm just a woman.
- Buchi Emecheta

This led me to understand that trade unionism,
the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could,
and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
- Leon Jouhaux

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
- Alberto Fujimori

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty,
dominance, inequity.
I long for the liberation of all people.
- Jasmine Guy

Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that
the resistance is the only way of liberation.
- Emile Lahud

I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for
a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
- Theodore Bikel

Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love
in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.
- Wilhelm Reich

I got more and more politically active and just followed
the course of feminism and sexual liberation.
- Susie Bright

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace.
I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros

But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids,
in which there could be no question of changes in structure,
or of the liberation of latent heat.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their
own liberation with any kind of gender bias.
- Andrew Cohen

Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than
the act of surviving his need for character.
- John Ciardi

There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity,
the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.
They are right.
It is.
It is the American Dream.
- Archibald MacLeish

Let's put one lie to rest for all time:
the lie that men are oppressed,
too, by sexism-the lie that there can be such a thing
as men's liberation groups.
- Robin Morgan

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

The message of women's liberation is that women can
love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.
- Jane Rule

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice,
because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
- Allan Bloom

It's not that sexual liberation or feminist messages are dead.
- Susie Bright

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift,
uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and
use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
- Louis Farrakhan

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel,
is like a great liberation.
But it is also work, self-examination,
consciousness, criticism, struggle.
- Balthus

I'm a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation.
I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable
in certain forums discussing sex.
- Gennifer Flowers

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage.
For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment;
it's better than motherhood.
- Victoria Billings

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation
of children or just having sex with them?
- Kate Millett

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine
in the man and the masculine in the woman.
- Corita Kent

It is not women's liberation, it is women's and men's liberation.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

But now with the living conditions deteriorating,
and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction,
we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation.
- George Jackson

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness.
It's men who are discriminated against.
They can't bear children.
And no one is likely to do anything about that.
- Golda Meir

I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me,
just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority.
- Susie Bright

But the whole point of liberation is that you get out.
Restructure your life.
Act by yourself.
- Jane Fonda

The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror.
- Carl Levin

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity,
the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream.
They are right.
It is the American Dream.
- Archibald MacLeish

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries
from the infernal chasm of war,
exploitation and slavery!
- Karl Liebknecht

In the long run, Women's Liberation will of course
free men-but in the short run it's going to COST men a lot of privilege,
which no one gives up willingly or easily.
- Robin Morgan

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly,
I don't know.
It is a great mystery to all of us.
- Nora Ephron

I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people,
not just black people or female people or gay people.
- Richard Pryor

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself,
to be an artist in a huge number of ways,
seems to be a huge psychological liberation.
- Anish Kapoor

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that
there's nothing in it for me.
- Bette Davis


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, by Ahmed Ben Bella.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.