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John Ralston Saul Quotes and Sayings

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If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars,
a deadweight in any civil economy.
- John Ralston Saul

Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell
if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.
- John Ralston Saul

Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.
- John Ralston Saul

 

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited
by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.
- John Ralston Saul

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort
of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
- John Ralston Saul

Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
- John Ralston Saul

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Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.
- John Ralston Saul

Money is not real.
It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.
- John Ralston Saul

A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.
- John Ralston Saul

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
- John Ralston Saul

Either God is alive, in which case he'll deal with us as he sees fit.
Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive,
it being unlikely that he died of old age.
- John Ralston Saul

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.
- John Ralston Saul

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney.
Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx,
delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul

Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions
of this statement and death.
- John Ralston Saul

Only when God was said to have died did various leaders,
professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors.
- John Ralston Saul

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

If God has allowed me to earn so much money,
it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

Managers, regardless of salary, should not be allowed
to earn or use comp time.
They are expected to work as many hours as needed to get the job done -
especially at these salary levels.
- Jodi Rell

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to
become a captive of corporate interests.
- Ralph Nader

I am, as a European, absolutely shocked by European people.
I am also shocked by European nationalist people.
They have allowed themselves to be so emasculated so silently.
- Ernst Zundel

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase.
A better phrase is the civilised society.
- Roy Jenkins

Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom
can have the grown-up look in their eyes.
- E. M. Forster

I take time to watch anime.
I don't know whether I'm allowed to,
but I do it anyway.
- Larry Wall

The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all.
Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest.
- Seth Godin

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs,
other nations may well follow suit and some may buy
such weapons from the North Koreans.
- Robert F. Ellsworth

I began in an era where four-letter words were not allowed.
- Pat Morita

If we don't act, drilling will be allowed only 3 miles
off Florida's east coast beaches.
- Ric Keller

No longer should women be denied the right to vote,
no longer should women be treated as second class citizens,
no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all.
- Ginny B. Waite

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy.
Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy.
That's all that life allowed him.
- David Bowie

Looking back at all the people I have insulted,
I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist.
- Auberon Waugh

I could not understand why Meryl Streep,
for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not.
- Robin Wright Penn

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life;
the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
- Ellen Key

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've
allowed me to be a change agent.
- Christy Romano

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.
- Bernard Ebbers

There aren't traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq.
They're going to have to come to grips with a concept
that they hadn't been allowed to conceive before.
- Malcolm Wallop

People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
- Linda Tripp

Your home should be your home.
People shouldn't be allowed to use whatever crazy lenses
they use to catch you waking up in the morning.
- Sarah Chalke

The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite;
no incident occurred from which my rage and misery
could not extract its food.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

I stayed in submission to my husband,
and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to.
I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance.
- June Carter Cash

This required the development of a view which allowed
one to integrate research with belief,
thing with person, fact with aesthetics,
knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons.
Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense.
It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
- Joanna Lumley

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies
and blasphemers of the name of Christ -
be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
- Peter Stuyvesant

The one that was most fun was That's My Bush;
the part that I did for Comedy Central.
That was a hoot.
That was more fun that one should be allowed to have.
- Timothy Bottoms

What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable
for my actions that I should be allowed to record...
my actions.
Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions.
- Steve Mann

Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because,
like we said, the director's such a good comedy director.
- Kevin McDonald

I can understand why those bands do it.
It can be a hell of a lot of bloody fun.
People are allowed to have a bit of fun after the age of 40,
and a lot of them do need the money.
- Nik Kershaw

Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia,
the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
- Steve Irwin

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed
nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner

So, influenced by these advisors and this hope,
I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work,
as they had long besought me to do.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I think everybody ought to be allowed to be engaged
in athletics at whatever level the audience will accept.
- Gerald McRaney

People pay for what they do, and still more for what
they have allowed themselves to become.
And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
- James A. Baldwin

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose
a new master once in a term of years.
- Lysander Spooner

I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer
expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed
to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property.
- William Graham Sumner

I like to think that we've got a plan,
so let's stick to it.
That said, once we've stuck to it, we're allowed as
much improvisation as anyone cares to indulge themselves in.
- Guy Ritchie

You're allowed to rip-off another score so close that it's ridiculous.
In my opinion it's ridiculous, how closely one can
just rip-off a score that happened a year or two earlier.
- Danny Elfman

We're allowed to have had a private life before politics
in which we make mistakes and do things we should not.
- David Dimbleby

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

I was allowed to meet my family every two weeks for a half hour.
- Mordechai Vanunu

I try to exist in a world where there is freedom of opinion,
where you're allowed to make jokes.
I don't want to live in some PC world where no-one's allowed to say anything.
- Boy George

Men are allowed to write songs about people and women
are allowed to write songs about women.
- Kristin Hersh

In the commercial theater, I've been pretty fortunate.
The producers that I've worked with have allowed me
to define the artistic integrity,
the artistic limits of the work.
- Trevor Nunn


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