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George Soros Quotes and Sayings

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Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.
- George Soros

An open society is a society which allows its members
the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing
their interests compatible with the interests of others.
- George Soros

I think there's a lot of merit in an international
economy and global markets,
but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs.
- George Soros

When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family,
I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles
of a free and open society.
- George Soros

 

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy,
civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros

President Bush is endangering our safety,
hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
- George Soros

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

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When it comes to social consequences,
they've got all different people acting in different ways,
very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.
So, it's a difficult task.
- George Soros

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as
distorted by a misconception.
- George Soros

I'm not doing my philanthropic work,
out of any kind of guilt,
or any need to create good public relations.
I'm doing it because I can afford to do it,
and I believe in it.
- George Soros

The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around,
the bigger the upside.
- George Soros

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and
flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and
betting on the unexpected.
- George Soros

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

Now that I have called you on your false accusation,
you are using additional smear tactics.
- George Soros

A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
- George Soros

The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana
from becoming the most widely used illegal substance
in the United States and many other countries.
But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences.
- George Soros

Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day.
The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated
and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and
marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago.
- George Soros

The financial markets generally are unpredictable.
So that one has to have different scenarios...
The idea that you can actually predict what's going
to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
- George Soros

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition
began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws,
so individual states must now take the initiative with
respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.
- George Soros

Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously
save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs,
while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually.
- George Soros

I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout
the world promoting Open Society.
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society.
It's their work that I'm supporting.
So it's not me doing it.
- George Soros

Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after
their private needs and to pursue profit.
It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that,
but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
- George Soros

Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The
greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations
in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars
annually from this illicit trade -
and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage
if marijuana were a legal commodity.
- George Soros

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society.
It's their work that I'm supporting.
So it's not me doing it.
But I can empower them.
I can support them, and I can help them.
- George Soros

To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy,
because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people.
So, if the people will it, you can actually create
international institutions through the democratic states.
- George Soros

The people currently in charge have forgotten the first
principle of an open society,
namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion.
That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.
- George Soros

If the terrorists have the sympathy of people,
it's much harder to find them.
So we need people on our side, and that leads us to
be responsible leaders of the world,
show some concern with the problems.
- George Soros

Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States.
It has impaired our military power and undermined the
morale of our armed forces.
Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power.
They were not trained for occupation duties.
- George Soros

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the
world we have a special responsibility.
In addition to protecting our national interests,
we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.
- George Soros

There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe.
The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon
administration contribute to that.
It's not specifically anti-Semitism,
but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well.
- George Soros

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau


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