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Ignazio Silone Quotes and Sayings

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Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
- Ignazio Silone

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly,
and the resigned.
- Ignazio Silone

The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists.
- Ignazio Silone

On a group of theories one can found a school;
but on a group of values one can found a culture,
a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
- Ignazio Silone

 

Liberty is the possibility of doubting,
the possibility of making a mistake,
the possibility of searching and experimenting,
the possibility of saying No to any authority -
literary,
artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
- Ignazio Silone

In my speeches, I always condemned communism,
national-socialism and fascism.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme,
kitsch is the mask of death.
Fascism was all aesthetics.
There was no core principle to it.
There was no truth to it.
- John Cusack

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Fascism is fascism.
Terrorism is terrorism.
Oppression is oppression.
- Harry Belafonte

Fascism is not in itself a new order of society.
It is the future refusing to be born.
- Aneurin Bevan

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and
democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
- Henry A. Wallace

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,
and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation
who went to war against fascism.
- P. D. James

The war against terror is every bit as important as
our fight against fascism in World War II.
Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
- Jim Bunning

These code authorities could regulate production,
quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods,
etc., under the supervision of the NRA.
This was fascism.
- John T. Flynn

We tend to think about fascism in terms of the Second World War.
- Ian Hart

Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.
- Ken Kesey

After two world wars, the collapse of fascism,
nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war,
humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
- Hans Kung

The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism
alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.
- Frederica Montseny

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and
of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost
to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
- Emily Greene Balch

England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
- Upton Sinclair

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
- Leon Trotsky

The European brand of fascism will probably present
its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
- Henry A. Wallace

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims,
but by the way it kills them.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

No government fights fascism to destroy it.
When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands,
it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
- Buenaventura Durruti

Fascism is capitalism in decay.
- Vladimir Lenin

I'm afraid, based on my own experience,
that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
- Jim Garrison

But Fascism cannot continue in a modified form.
- John T. Flynn

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when,
in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the
Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander

We are ready to end fascism once and for all,
even in spite of the Republican government.
- Buenaventura Durruti

Fascism is not the result of dictatorship.
- John T. Flynn

Fascism is a religious concept.
- Benito Mussolini

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism;
less extreme,
it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.
- Chris Patten

Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism,
as it is the merger of corporate and government power.
- Benito Mussolini

Fascism is a religion.
The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
- Benito Mussolini

Fascism is a worldwide disease.
Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war,
either via Latin America or within the United States itself.
- Henry A. Wallace

Fascism is itself less 'ideological',
in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination
that is elsewhere concealed.
- Theodor Adorno

Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans.
- John T. Flynn

I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.
- Oriana Fallaci

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism
because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
- Benito Mussolini

All that is needed to set us definitely on the road
to a Fascist society is war.
It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
- John T. Flynn

Fascism is not an article for export.
- Benito Mussolini

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State,
of its essence, its functions, and its aims.
For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
- Benito Mussolini

The great leaders of the second world war alliance,
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill,
understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation.
Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism,
but to create a world of shared prosperity.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there
appears for the first time in Europe a type of man
who does not want to give reasons or to be right,
but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Well let's see; I'm not obsessed with...
I like Walt Disney except that you know,
except for the horrible fascism.
I love the art of it.
I like a lot of things I don't agree with and that's one of them.
- Mark Morris

The strategic adversary is fascism...
the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior,
the fascism that causes us to love power,
to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
- Michel Foucault

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future
and the development of humanity,
quite apart from political considerations of the moment,
believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today.
Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't
examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
- Suzanne Fields

We seem to be a long way off from the kind of Fascism
which we behold in Italy today,
but we are not so far from the kind of Fascism which
Mussolini preached in Italy before he assumed power,
and we are slowly approaching the conditions which
made Fascism there possible.
- John T. Flynn

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible
thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert,
you know, communal politics which the Congress has
never been shy of indulging in.
- Arundhati Roy

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World,
spheres of influence, balances of power,
secret treaties, triple alliances, and,
during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
- Barbara Tuchman

In Italy, the country where fascism was born,
we have a particular relation with the Holocaust,
but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world.
It is a part of humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

India has indeed a great and free future before her,
in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind.
The first and indispensable part of that contribution
is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of
fascism and of brutal aggression.
- Stafford Cripps

The American fascists are most easily recognized by
their deliberate perversion of truth and fact.
Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate
every fissure of disunity,
every crack in the common front against fascism.
- Henry A. Wallace

But let there be no misunderstanding.
The war against terror is every bit as important as
our fight against fascism in World War II.
Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
- Jim Bunning

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Speeches that are measured by the hour
will die with the hour.
- Thomas Jefferson

I don't attach importance to great speeches or philosophy.
- Jacques Santer

Democracy is not about making speeches.
It is about making committees work.
- Alan Bullock

In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane,
and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do.
They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
- Beck

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;
leadership is defined by results not attributes.
- Peter Drucker

During the presidential primaries of 1940,
I received a request from the Democratic National Committee
to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
- Kate Smith

I have said consistently both in my papers and in my speeches -
which you heard in the primary campaign -
that I will continue to phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax.
- Ed Rendell

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
- Will Rogers

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.
The one you practiced, the one you gave,
and the one you wish you gave.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.
- Colin Powell

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.
- Peggy Noonan

The problem with speeches isn't so much not knowing when to stop,
as knowing when not to begin.
- Frances Rodman

I don't like jokes in speeches.
I do like wit and humor.
A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
- James Humes

The great questions of the day will not be settled
by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
- Otto von Bismarck

Commencement speeches were invented largely in the
belief that outgoing college students should never
be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
- G. B. Trudeau


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