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Daniel Ellsberg Quotes and Sayings

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I agree that there are things that should be kept secret.
- Daniel Ellsberg

There should be at least one leak like the Pentagon Papers every year.
- Daniel Ellsberg

Look, all administrations, all governments lie,
all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed.
That's a pretty good rule.
- Daniel Ellsberg

The fact is that when it comes to judgment as to what
should be secret and what should not be secret,
Julian Assange's judgment has been pretty good so far.
- Daniel Ellsberg

 

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

If monarchy is corrupting - and it is -
wait till you see what overt empire does to us.
- Daniel Ellsberg

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant,
but we were right.
- Daniel Ellsberg

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Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved
making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
- Daniel Ellsberg

It was a good 15 or 20 years before anyone at Rand
would be in the same room with me.
They didn't want the question raised,
'What's your relationship with Daniel Ellsberg?' And
not one of them wrote me a letter because they didn't
want a letter of theirs to show up in my trash -
which the FBI had been going through.
- Daniel Ellsberg

There are two types of courage involved with what I did.
When it comes to picking up a rifle,
millions of people are capable of doing that,
as we see in Iraq or Vietnam.
But when it comes to risking their careers,
or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment,
it turns out that's remarkably rare.
- Daniel Ellsberg

Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the
deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands.
By ordinary standards of presidents,
he is a decent man.
But those standards aren't good enough.
He's in a position either to kill or not to kill,
and he's made the decision to kill.
- Daniel Ellsberg

President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the
Tonkin Gulf not only once,
but several times, with the, with a lot of his people
hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had.
And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.
- Daniel Ellsberg

If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S.
attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be,
the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag
fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.
- Daniel Ellsberg

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People living their lives for you on TV;
They say they're better than you, and you agree.
- Jewel

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress,
in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary -
everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
- Robert Toombs

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
- Marshall McLuhan

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the
world seems to agree with me.
- Freddie Mercury

All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar
emotion provoked by works of art.
- Clive Bell

The right to kill another person is not a right that
I would agree with and support.
- Tom Tancredo

We must agree to live in this world,
with all that is unfair about it,
without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives.
- Fred Melamed

Political art expresses the cliches you agree with,
unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
- Brad Holland

I have written too much history to have faith in it;
and if anyone thinks I'm wrong,
I am inclined to agree with him.
- Henry Adams

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes
parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
- Dean Acheson

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is,
it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment,
it's wrong.
- Richard P. Feynman

If two men on a job agree all the time,
then one is useless.
If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
- Darryl F. Zanuck

Could we forbear dispute, and practise love,
We should agree as angels do above.
- Edmund Waller

My son has followed fashion since he was a punk.
He and I agree that fashion is about sex.
- Vivienne Westwood

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist,
Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
- Alan Dershowitz

Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon,
although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
- Patricia Ireland

Those who agree with us may not be right,
but we admire their astuteness.
- John Heywood

I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy,
but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue
that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home.
- Howard Coble

People will generally accept facts as truth only if
the facts agree with what they already believe.
- Andy Rooney

There are certain things you don't discuss with Ansel,
especially if you don't agree.
- Imogen Cunningham

Beck said he didn't believe in the theory of a song
coming through you as if you were an open vessel.
I agree with him to a certain extent.
- Sheryl Crow

A mistress never is nor can be a friend.
While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over,
anything but friends.
- Lord Byron

Look, I don't even agree with myself at times.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue
that has ever been before this administration except
for those instances where Colin's still learning.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I try to keep all my novels in print.
Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.
- Evan Hunter

I love argument, I love debate.
I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me,
that's not their job.
- Margaret Thatcher

Robert Frost had always said you mustn't think of the last line first,
or it's only a fake poem, not a real one.
I'm inclined to agree.
- Howard Nemerov

Most people I know I think agree and even many theists agree with this.
We don't want government involved.
- Michael Newdow

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking,
where you don't even have physical film in the camera,
but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it.
- J. Lee Thompson

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.
- Robin Williams

All of us are made up of the stories that we listen to,
the ones we disagree with and the ones that we agree with.
- Stanley Crouch

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success,
it enables you to ignore the minor hurts,
the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
- Vince Lombardi

I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me.
It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while,
but one soon tires of it.
- Thomas Carlyle

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

The alliance should agree...
to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented
by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
- Jose Maria Aznar

Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who
do not always agree with you,
you will be neither successful nor happy.
- Napolean Hill

I was a Reagan backer.
It was a shock for some people that I could agree with
anything that man would say.
- Neil Young

We aren't going to agree on everything and there will
be other areas where we will be working together.
- Bill Scott

What I would ask the Democrat Party is to put your plan on the table,
because most people agree with the facts,
and the facts are that Social Security is running out of money.
- Jack Kingston

Neither with those nor with the others,
with all I agree and dissent; in all part of truth
and part of error must be seen.
- Michael Servetus

I could not agree more.
The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance,
their hand up, their hope.
And they gave their all.
- Michael N. Castle

I always thought I was good.
That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

With each game I play, each season I play,
everyone would agree with me, I'm running out of chances.
- Brett Favre

I don't know that I'd agree I was our best player.
- Steve Yzerman

The question of the family now divides our society
so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree
on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
- Christopher Lasch

I agree with no one's opinion.
I have some of my own.
- Ivan Turgenev

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree.
For if, by ill luck, people understood each other,
they would never agree.
- Charles Baudelaire

I'd rather have friends who care than friends who agree with me.
- Arlo Guthrie


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