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I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic:
by 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

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

We are optimistic, but we are optimistic in a cautious fashion.
- Tom Lantos

I see a resurgence of interest in poetry.
I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts
when it comes to federal funding.
- Rita Dove

I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity
of a generation being created in this.
- Peter Mandelson

We've been in a war and a recession.
That's why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular.
They're optimistic and flirty and happy colors.
- David Bromstad

I'm insanely optimistic.
For odd, weird reasons, things always work out.
- Richard Jefferson

I'm a happily married man and I think to get married
you have to be optimistic.
- Patrick Marber

The Americans are optimistic by their nature.
And they are hopeful.
- Chaka Fattah

I want to be optimistic because I don't think man is intrinsically violent.
- Bruce Kent

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region
because I believe that every society on earth can be
free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East,
there can be peace.
- Natan Sharansky

I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I am an optimistic lady.
- Julie Andrews

I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
- John Dyer

I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day,
you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work.
- Joel Coen

A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not
having a clear specific diagnosis,
but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.
- Karen Duffy

I am hopeful about any future for whites in this country,
but not entirely optimistic.
- Helen Suzman

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that
seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as
it is intellectually suspect.
- Ellen Willis

When you have vision it affects your attitude.
Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.
- Charles R. Swindoll

I can't be optimistic.
I can be hopeful.
- Fay Vincent

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch
and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
- Aldous Huxley

I'm very sunny.
You know, I'm always optimistic.
- Paul Begala

My relationship with Music Row has always been,
from my end, optimistic and hopeful that there is more
than one way to approach the writing,
recording, and marketing of an album.
- Deana Carter

My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid.
I've developed the habit of mentally listing things
that make me optimistic about the future.
I do it every day.
- Martha Beck

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

I'm completely optimistic - I know the end is coming!
- Lydia Lunch

When I look at the world I'm pessimistic,
but when I look at people I am optimistic.
- Carl Rogers

I'm really optimistic in the mornings.
- Kary Mullis

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

It's really an optimistic show.
I think most of the people in this country are optimistic,
too.
- Charles Osgood

I am optimistic globally.
So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
- Steve Irwin

Always like to look on the optimistic side of life,
but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
- Edward Dahlberg

I am optimistic about the future of music.
- George Crumb

I appreciate life, talk a lot, love to laugh,
and am very optimistic.
- Kiana Tom

I remain optimistic.
What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world
is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
- Gijs de Vries

But Walt and him shared the same kind of optimism.
Walt believed in himself, and he was optimistic about what he wanted to do.
He just knew it will be okay, and Dali was the same way.
They had a great deal in common that way.
- John Hench

Introspection and preserved writings give us far more
insight into the ways of past humans than we have into
the ways of past dinosaurs.
For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually
arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest
patterns of human history.
- Jared Diamond

I thought that in general we in the United States were
too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might
alter what had been for a long time,
as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian
policies in respect to the rest of the world.
- David Bruce

I don't know what I would have done without believing in God.
His support gives me power and energy to continue to be optimistic,
to smile, not to be depressed.
Sometimes, if things are not going so well,
I don't cry.
I say maybe it's meant to be.
- Ofra Haza

We respect the role of the Senate.
We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the
qualifications of Judge Roberts,
and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given
a fair hearing and a fair opportunity,
that he will be confirmed.
- Alberto Gonzales

I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor.
I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago,
and nothing will make me happier than to replicate
the DNA of my amazing husband.
I'm optimistic.
- Karen Duffy

My management tells me, Don't be optimistic,
because it's the young people's world now.
They want to hear what they want to hear,
and you're a classic rocker.
I don't know if you're gonna get the play.
- Bob Seger


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