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Saul Alinsky Quotes and Sayings

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Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
- Saul Alinsky

Last guys don't finish nice.
- Saul Alinsky

Change means movement.
Movement means friction.
Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract
world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
- Saul Alinsky

History is a relay of revolutions.
- Saul Alinsky

 

We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn
of a beautiful new world.
We will see it when we believe it.
- Saul Alinsky

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
- Saul Alinsky

Always remember the first rule of power tactics;
power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky

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Life is a corrupting process from the time a child
learns to play his mother off against his father in
the politics of when to go to bed;
he who fears corruption fears life.
- Saul Alinsky

A racially integrated community is a chronological
term timed from the entrance of the first black family
to the exit of the last white family.
- Saul Alinsky

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live.
You no longer care about your reputation.
You no longer care except so far as your life can be
used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
- Saul Alinsky

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering
the techniques and tactics of racing is experience.
But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
- Greg LeMond

Of course, the psychological part, the tactics,
is very important.
- Sergei Bubka

Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf
men not naturally inclined to act for us.
- Barbara Deming

Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas
and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
- Mac Thornberry

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one
wishes to maintain one's superiority.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
- Sun Tzu

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated
as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
- Jimmy Greaves

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

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

We have drained common sense out of our politics.
The more we focus on tactics and games,
the more good people check out and give up.
- Deval Patrick

We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally
can and must be fought without resort to the Communist
tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.
- Emanuel Celler

Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint.
- Billy Connolly

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

Now that I have called you on your false accusation,
you are using additional smear tactics.
- George Soros

What does it mean with regard to tactics,
this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone:
that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?
- Herman Gorter

This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based.
All tactics that are not based on this are false,
and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
- Herman Gorter

As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere
are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history.
But history itself has already condemned these tactics.
- Hillary Clinton

Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus,
just a change in my tactics and strategies.
- Bode Miller

Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner.
Tactics is getting her to drink it.
- Frank Muir

Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
- Max Euwe

Players lose you games, not tactics.
There's so much crap talked about tactics by people
who barely know how to win at dominoes.
- Brian Clough

Wal-Mart's success strategies and tactics are easy
to understand yet hard to duplicate.
- Michael Bergdahl

Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics.
Defensive measures.
- Carlos Ghosn

Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people.
- Roy Barnes

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool,
and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence

I think President Obama is a committed,
practicing nonideologue.
He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology.
He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about
process and categorizations.
- David Axelrod

In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics,
but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look,
we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
- Alan Dundes

We're seeing the development of tactics in Iraq,
such as suicide bombing.
Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into
hotels and office buildings.
The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq.
- Rand Beers

If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations,
and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me,
as guilty of the fall of my country,
as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
- Lajos Kossuth

America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world,
and we have fewer allies as a result.
President Bush and his administration have undermined
the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international
treaty and condemned by even our closest friends.
- John Olver

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties,
arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives
to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks,
elderly Jews and other minorities.
- Barbra Streisand

Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which
has merited the applause of the universe.
You have conquered and you will conquer still,
because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

Democracy's a very fragile thing.
You have to take care of democracy.
As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow
it to turn into scare tactics,
it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else.
It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
- Sam Shepard

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential
election in our party is that our nominee,
while winning the election, which we ought never to forget,
often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.
- Paul Begala

We need to do a lot more thinking about how the regime is going to evolve,
how the bad guys are going to adapt their tactics,
and what measures we're going to need in order to go forward.
- Mitchell Reiss

Of course you know this difference as well as I do,
only you failed to draw from it the conclusions for
the tactics in Western Europe,
at least as far as I am able to judge from your works.
- Herman Gorter

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
- Miyamoto Musashi

That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares
for if he is to remain resolute.
- Mother Jones

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible,
that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too
much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
- Jacques Derrida

To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing.
But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
- Robert Southey

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach,
the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour.
The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals,
they symbolize the human race.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and
his music an immediate and eventual service by total,
resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public
world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt

Success is not assured, but America is resolute:
this is the best chance for peace we are likely to
see for some years to come -
and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance.
- Condoleezza Rice

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive.
The silent monster is full of restrained power;
resolute in its onward sweep,
impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction,
steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
- Patrick MacGill

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all,
but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time -
Communism and Freedom -
came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
- Whittaker Chambers

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein


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