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I. F. Stone Quotes and Sayings

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All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
- I. F. Stone

The difference between burlesque and the newspapers
is that the former never pretended to be performing
a public service by exposure.
- I. F. Stone

If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died
of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem.
- I. F. Stone

Rich people march on Washington every day.
- I. F. Stone

 

Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery,
and every truth easily becomes a lie.
- I. F. Stone

The only thing God didn't do to Job was give him a computer.
- I. F. Stone

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
- I. F. Stone

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We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Governments, of course, can - and do -
soak the rich.
- Paul Getty

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

Governments are not running the show anymore.
Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.
- Ralph Steadman

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place.
When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.
- Lawrence Lessig

History teaches that war begins when governments believe
the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies,
private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
- Elbert Hubbard

In order to rally people, governments need enemies...
if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent
one in order to mobilize us.
- Nhat Hanh

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new,
imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments
will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams

People do not make wars; governments do.
- Ronald Reagan

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today -
and longed for them tomorrow.
- Abba Eban

NGOs have a significant role to play,
alongside governments, in improving the status of women.
- Jenny Shipley

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite
benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
- Ezra Stiles

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

The same European governments that hesitated to confront
terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.
- Richard Perle

Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's
home or business to benefit other individuals.
- Henry Bonilla

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
young,
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments.
What is needed is world government.
- Jan Tinbergen

The greater part of the governments on earth may be
termed monarchical aristocracies,
or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
- Ezra Stiles

Nobody thinks in terms of human beings.
Governments don't, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat;
I talk about the suckers and the mugs.
It's the same thing.
- Graham Greene

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

Dependency arguments often come from elites -
either aid agencies or governments -
and say something about attitudes to poor people.
- Paul Harvey

For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments
have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches
in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
- Kim Campbell

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott

Governments must now take a leading role in moving
their nations in the right direction.
- Henry W. Kendall

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance
between the governed and their governments.
- Jacques Delors

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
- Adolf Hitler

By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally
bound to implement the rights therein.
- Carol Bellamy

Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility
is required not only of governments,
but of companies and individuals.
All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
- Anna Lindh

Governments never learn.
Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid
upon them by their governments.
- George Washington

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly.
The histories of all popular governments show absurd
is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
- Franklin Pierce

I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
- William Henry Harrison

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy,
Aristocracy, and Democracy.
- Algernon Sydney

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers,
governments have to legislate more.
- Jacques Delors

It is economic power that determines political power,
and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
- Jose Saramago

We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington.
- Richard Perle

We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment.
But often it is the powerful, including governments,
that are responsible.
- Wangari Maathai

Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
- Bianca Jagger

The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve
to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian
religion but abuses and corruptions of it.
- Noah Webster

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments,
but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest
blessing of free governments.
- Andrew Jackson

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored.
Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets
has had a devastating impact on the U.S.
industry.
- Max Baucus

Co-operation between governments still plays an important
role and will remain indispensable.
- Lionel Jospin

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than
other elements within society.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history
is largely a history of inflation,
usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people,
not the other way around.
- Kim Campbell

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

Fundamentalist governments and organizations endanger stability in the world.
- Moshe Katsav

We have shown, given these last three years,
that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists.
While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't.
- Alberto Fujimori

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson


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