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

I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very ...
by 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

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

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

 

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

Algeria is not breaking up.
- 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

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.


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

Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power.
- 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 am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left,
in my convictions.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
- the movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
- Sam Levenson

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides

I am truly my mother's son.
- David Geffen

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun;
it reminds me of why I make movies.
- Antoine Fuqua

My son complains about headaches.
I tell him all the time, when you get out of bed,
it's feet first!
- Henny Youngman

Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind.
If you say 'I am a free soul.
I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be.
- Ramakrishna

In fact my son subscribes to Pro Bull Rider magazine.
- Chris LeDoux

I've concentrated for a long time on English films
because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and
I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.
- Sadie Frost

The day my son was born my life changed completely.
- Treat Williams

I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class
America a lot of what they need to know.
- Redd Foxx

My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg.
- Walter Annenberg

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent,
and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high,
so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
- David Rockefeller

You can love someone like your son, even if he's not your biological son,
and you can love someone like your father,
even if he's not your biological father.
- Oliver Hudson

I've played Henry Fonda's mother so often that,
whenever we run into each other, I call him 'son' and he calls me 'Ma',
just to save time.
- Jane Darwell

What is the price of a thousand horses against a son
where there is one son only?
- John Millington Synge

It is funny the two things most men are proudest of
is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way,
that is being drunk and being the father of their son.
- Gertrude Stein

Everyone is a son or daughter of god.
- David Icke

Son, always tell the truth.
Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
- Sam Rayburn

I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started.
I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder.
- Hugh Jackman

If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn't
see my young son and I couldn't see my wife a lot,
but apart from that for her also it was an experience.
- Imran Khan

I named all my children after flowers.
There's Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial.
- Bert Williams

David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley,
who edited the Best American Short Stories series.
She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology.
- Terry Southern

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son,
then history need not have bothered to go on,
and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
- Russell Hoban

I got my first guitar at age of 7 and never laid it down.
Momma taught me G, C, and D. I was off to the races son!
- Jerry Reed

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met.
Son of Sam is a close second.
- Geezer Butler

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
- Evelyn Waugh

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a
lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.
- John Turturro

I had said to some pastor that I was having thoughts,
and the church turned on me.
They went to my mom and said, So sorry about your son.
- Jai Rodriguez

If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law,
it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd
hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law,
it's an English actor.
- Joseph P. Kennedy


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very ... 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.