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Lech Walesa Quotes and Sayings

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It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

Related topics: Motivational

I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course,
the reforms are going in the right direction.
- Lech Walesa

I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful,
but the demand is falling.
- Lech Walesa

He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history
will have his fingers crushed.
- Lech Walesa

 

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise,
and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and
solidarity all over the world.
- Lech Walesa

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction.
You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?
- Lech Walesa

I'm lazy.
But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and
the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
- Lech Walesa

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We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid,
because freedom is priceless.
- Lech Walesa

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards.
Silence, too, can speak out.
- Lech Walesa

Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that
we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave
us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
- Lech Walesa

My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction
from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation
never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
- Lech Walesa

The defense of our rights and our dignity,
as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome
by the feeling of hatred -
this is the road we have chosen.
- Lech Walesa

The supply of words in the world market is plentiful
but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now.
- Lech Walesa

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

I got politics and economics moving and then others took over.
- Lech Walesa

I have always been and will be an enemy of communism,
but I love all people.
- Lech Walesa

Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness
and the feeling of helplessness.
- Lech Walesa

The program of our movement stems from the fundamental moral laws and order.
- Lech Walesa

The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers,
peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation,
the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity,
truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
- Lech Walesa

My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis.
This is causing dramatic consequences for the very
existence of Polish families.
A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have
serious repercussions for Europe.
Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
- Lech Walesa

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence,
hatred and lies.
A lesson drawn from such experiences,
however, was that we can effectively oppose violence
only if we ourselves do not resort to it.
- Lech Walesa

Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage,
sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people.
Both sides have then recognized that an accord must
be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented.
- Lech Walesa

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth
century had not for a moment reconciled itself with
the loss of independence,
and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same
time for the freedom of other nations.
- Lech Walesa

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live
be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and
from the ruinous arms race.
It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated
from freedom which is the right of every nation.
This I desire and for this I pray.
- Lech Walesa

What until then seemed impossible to achieve has become a fact of life.
We have won the right to association in trade unions
independent from the authorities,
founded and shaped by the working people themselves.
- Lech Walesa

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture
its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and
that Poland will prove to the world that even the most
complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.
- Lech Walesa

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries
has experienced many hardships and reverses.
The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy
when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies
and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
- Lech Walesa

As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs,
to mould our own future.
This does not pose any danger to anybody.
Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for
its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
- Lech Walesa

This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978,
to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous
and dedicated people who came out in the defense of
the workers' rights and dignity.
- Lech Walesa

I belong to the generation of workers who,
born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland,
had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry,
becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
- Lech Walesa

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

No, we didn't shoot...
in the ones that I did there were hardly any sex...
there were suggestions of sex scenes but we never actually
shot a sex scene as such.
- Val Guest

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment
that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
- Tennessee Williams

I was so emotional.
Choked up.
I could hardly talk all day.
I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon,
realizing what a wonderful experience this has been.
- Dennis Franz

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
- John Grigg

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be,
I can hardly breathe.
- Truman Capote

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
- Paul Gauguin

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player
in a whorehouse or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S. Truman

I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base.
I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing,
but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!
- Julie Bowen

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process
that you are hardly aware of its existence,
until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
- Donella Meadows

There is hardly an activity that a person can think
about that does not intrinsically involve energy,
most of which is currently provided by fossil fuels.
- Lee R. Raymond

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
- Dorothy Thompson

To say that an idea is fashionable is to say,
I think, that is has been adulterated to a point where
it is hardly an idea at all.
- Murray Kempton

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
- Wilbur Wright

People got insights into what was bothering them,
but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
- Albert Ellis

Certain things do not effect me anymore,
which is not always good.
There is always commotion, but I notice that hardly
anything affects me or puts me out of balance.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single
thought of which the sea would not be part.
- Hermann Broch

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
- Fiona Shaw

A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle
is hardly likely to look out.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit,
but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.
- J. D. Salinger

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the
way they look instead of what is in their minds since
not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

Onstage, I am a devil.
But I'm hardly a social reject.
- Freddie Mercury

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three hardly possible.
- Henry Brooks Adams

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was
very vulgar and deeply stupid.
From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for
making a film that is about stupid people.
- Claude Chabrol

I hardly teach.
It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one
subject and learning from each other.
I enjoy the process.
- Fay Godwin

You're asking the wrong girl about fame.
I'm hardly famous.
I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else.
- Nikki Cox

And what's interesting about him as a comic character
is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
- Rowan Atkinson


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