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Michael Ignatieff Quotes and Sayings

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I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

Related topics: Patriotism

How do you keep war accountable to the American people
when war becomes invisible and virtual?
- Michael Ignatieff

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
- Michael Ignatieff

 

All war aims for impunity.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a way in which these guys all think absolutely media,
day and night.
Access is what it's all about, so they spin 24 hours
a day and that's a problem.
- Michael Ignatieff

What we want is to become masters in our own house.
- Michael Ignatieff

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There are lots of nations in the world or national
peoples who don't yet have states.
They're inside someone else's state and they want a state of their own.
- Michael Ignatieff

I think no one could have made peace in Bosnia besides Holbrooke.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

We wanted this war and now we've got it,
and I'm not sure that we know what to do with it.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are
ever real are the costs of our soldiers.
- Michael Ignatieff

It's good for people to believe in causes larger than themselves.
- Michael Ignatieff

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country
whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic
composition is taken for granted.
- Michael Ignatieff

The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians
and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists,
and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract,
hard to think about and hard to control.
- Michael Ignatieff

Your generation and mine have had very little real experience;
we've been severed from the direct experience of war
by some very good things.
By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
- Michael Ignatieff

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I'm now learning how to distinguish when I'm acting
and when I'm not acting -
offstage as well as onstage.
- Micky Dolenz

I try to distinguish my characters from each other.
- Lucy Liu

In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
- Voltaire

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because
it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
- Diogenes of Sinope

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills,
everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between
being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
- Daniel Goleman

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish
between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
- Ezra Pound

Once you hear the details of victory,
it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience
which have thus been described,
the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed,
by technical words.
- Samuel Alexander

Every man's life ends the same way.
It is only the details of how he lived and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.
- Ernest Hemingway

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
- Voltaire

As adults feign disinterest in science -
children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves.
- Norman Macleod

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing,
or perceiving, from the thing experienced,
or perceived.
- Samuel Alexander

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

We have within us, from the start, that which will
distinguish us from the vulgar herd.
- Jean Henri Fabre

It's essential to distinguish between events that are
really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
- Barbara Sher

Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has
a flavor from that which is insipid.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction
in terms of superiority or inferiority.
- Peter Matthiessen

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons,
madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

The best thing about lying in bed late is that you
learn to distinguish between first things and trivia,
for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance
before it makes you move.
- Max Lerner

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from
British or other English language poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I simply do not distinguish between work and play.
- Mary Oliver

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
- Confucius

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric
field and thus giving them a certain velocity,
it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral,
stationary atoms.
- Johannes Stark

Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape.
In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.
- Andrea Dworkin

The electroencephalogram represents a continuous curve
with continuous oscillations in which...
one can distinguish larger first order waves with an
average duration of 90 milliseconds and smaller second
order waves of an average duration of 35 milliseconds.
- Hans Berger

Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple,
one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view;
and we could now plainly distinguish the high round
chimneys on the tops of the houses,
which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires,
or steeples.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different
sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy
they deposited in various sorts of detectors,
spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you.
- Eric Allin Cornell

In stating the principles which regulate exchangeable value and price,
we should carefully distinguish between those variations
which belong to the commodity itself,
and those which are occasioned by a variation in the
medium in which value is estimated,
or price expressed.
- David Ricardo

People and places are the source of my work,
both in prose and verse-and this remark is not the truism it seems,
for I do not distinguish as sharply between a place
and a person as most people seem to do.
- Leonard Alfred George Strong

By what criterion...
can we distinguish among the numberless effects,
that are also causes, and among the causes that may,
for aught we can know, be also effects,
- how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends?
- Chauncey Wright

Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line,
or distinguish any of the enemy's motions;
and could not judge at all of their force,
more than by numbers, which were seventeen,
and thirteen appeared large.
- John Byng

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our
sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the
true that it will be impossible to distinguish between
them except by the Holy Scriptures.
- Ellen G. White

It is common to distinguish necessaries,
comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all
things required to meet wants which must be satisfied,
while the latter consist of things that meet wants
of a less urgent character.
- Alfred Marshall

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me.
This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times.
I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought.
I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things which should be changed
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world,
has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals,
as by the faculty of speech.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Any education that matters is liberal.
All the saving truths, all the healing graces that
distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full
education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
- Alan K. Simpson

Newt correctly assumes that the American public is
beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish
the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go.
We have a chance to lead it there.
- Pete du Pont

The enemy is not just terrorism.
It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism,
by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition
of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of
Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion,
and distorts both.
- John Cornyn

This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle -
among others -
that honest men may honestly disagree;
that if they all say what they think,
a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error.
- Elmer Davis

I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between
the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited
outside time is concerned.
Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to
lead any kind of stable life.
- Richard Chamberlain

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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