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Joe Slovo Quotes and Sayings

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Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political
mass struggle with revolutionary goals.
- Joe Slovo

One of the regime's most important tactics is the creation
of a third force in the country.
- Joe Slovo

We need to respond to the mood of the people -
that we must take the lives of the other side as well.
- Joe Slovo

When a man has been consistently battering his wife,
he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the
morning after he promises to stop.
- Joe Slovo

 

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation,
just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate
and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
- Joe Slovo

Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long,
it changes your ideology.
- Joe Slovo

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One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed
at making the country ungovernable,
has started to bear fruit.
The process that has been initiated is irreversible.
- Joe Slovo

You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun,
but you've got to keep it over your shoulder.
- Joe Slovo

As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively
searched for at all levels -
ways,
which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country.
- Joe Slovo

Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy.
- Joe Slovo

The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front,
the whole Mass Democratic Movement.
- Joe Slovo

There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust -
good Christians and good Communists.
- Joe Slovo

It has been demonstrated that no system,
not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology.
- Joe Slovo

No matter what vision one has of South Africa,
the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
- Joe Slovo

I think it is tragic that a situation should arise
where civilians on any side are killed.
But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually
unavoidable and this isn't unique to us alone.
- Joe Slovo

Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially
in the conditions when communication is difficult,
when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out,
to go.
- Joe Slovo

No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle
can operate by getting authority from the leading body
of the political organs for even minor action that
is taken and we don't even know in the case of the
actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.
- Joe Slovo

The whole of that part of Southern Africa which is
controlled by racial minorities is experiencing either
consistent and regular guerilla activity or is faced
with advanced preparation for its commencement.
- Joe Slovo

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis
greater than at any time since 1917.
The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of
most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
- Joe Slovo

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible
process is taking place among the white population.
Just as with the blacks, the whites,
too,
are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
- Joe Slovo

But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is
the question of the future of the economy.
And it's not just the sort of economic laboratory question,
of what kind of system would best generate growth,
which is the way it's presented.
- Joe Slovo

However, the combination of civil resistance,
of large-scale mass activities and strikes,
with a certain degree of revolutionary violence,
could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would
ultimately lead to essential changes.
- Joe Slovo

On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other
liberation struggle in this region could count on -
our liberation front is characterized by relatively
highly developed class forces,
tested in political struggles.
- Joe Slovo

It's not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary
person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation,
and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in
terms of a socialist alternative.
- Joe Slovo

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

I can, therefore I am.
- Simone Weil

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein

I rant, therefore I am.
- Dennis Miller

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

People who do not see the terrible things therefore
do not see the beautiful things,
either.
- Klaus Kinski

Therefore it is essential that some means should be
sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried
on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
- James Larkin

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had,
even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly
on giving information about the results of my own work.
- Klaus Fuchs

Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing;
for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort,
if we faint not.
- George Whitefield

He will therefore seek to establish for his country
in the eyes of the world,
such a character as shall make her not unworthy of
the name of a Christian nation.
- Francis Scott Key

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved.
It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves.
Love, therefore, is its own reward.
- Thomas Merton

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
- Omar N. Bradley

I am not 100% English, I am actually part Italian and even part Hungarian.
Therefore I feel very much part of Europe both in my upbringing and outlook.
- Bruce Bennett

It is as deadly for a mind to have a system as to have none.
Therefore it will have to decide to combine both.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people,
and therefore deprive them of their arms.
- Aristotle

It becomes us, therefore, to be contented,
and dutiful subjects.
- Jonathan Mayhew

My father is black and my mother is white.
Therefore, I could answer to either,
which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger,
caught between two communities.
- Wentworth Miller

All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative.
Everything is to be done in the name of Christ,
and in accordance with his directions.
- Charles Hodge

Lesbians are likely to be drawn to stand-up,
if only because it's cheaper to produce and therefore
more accessible for women.
But the very form of stand-up is masculine.
- Kate Clinton

Not always actions show the man; we find who does a
kindness is not therefore kind.
- Alexander Pope

And luckily, therefore the good old days return.
The traditional art of driving counts again,
and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power.
- Jacky Ickx

The first task of the association must therefore be
to form the young members.
- Adam Weishaupt

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor
to assist it in further production.
Labor is the active and initial force,
and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
- Henry George


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