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Masses Quotes

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Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

After the advent of the written word,
the masses who could not - or were not permitted to -
read,
were given sermons by the few who could.
- Theodore Bikel

 

I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of
the past because the masses are tired.
- Louis Farrakhan

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
- Vladimir Lenin

Politics begin where the masses are,
not where there are thousands,
but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
- Vladimir Lenin

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The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be
no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
- Georges Bernanos

The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the
masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope,
as much for thinking as for perception.
- Walter Benjamin

I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses,
the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
- Michael Stipe

The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses
or you kowtow to the elite;
you can't have both.
- Ben Hecht

Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and
motets been in wider circulation.
- Richard Morris

The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses
is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system
distributes to each individual.
- Michel De Certeau

Life provides material for its agitation which makes
its general views comprehensible to the masses.
- Karl Radek

The general interest of the masses might take the place
of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
- Denis Diderot

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate
the masses not to take medicine.
- William Osler

Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.
- Maria Mitchell

All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
- William E. Gladstone

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle
for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.
- Arthur Henderson

There will be masses available all day long.
Confession available all day long.
- Thomas Monaghan

The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.
- Stokely Carmichael

Social democracy...
is only the advance guard of the proletariat,
a small piece of the total working masses;
blood from their blood,
and flesh from their flesh.
- Rosa Luxemburg

The masses are in reality their own leaders,
dialectically creating their own development process.
- Rosa Luxemburg

The press should be not only a collective propagandist
and a collective agitator,
but also a collective organizer of the masses.
- Vladimir Lenin

The masses are the decisive element,
they are the rock on which the final victory of the
revolution will be built.
- Rosa Luxemburg

My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing
Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established,
since the masses are backing me.
- Bela Kun

Learn from the masses, and then teach them.
- Mao Tse-Tung

War is a way of shattering to pieces...
materials which might otherwise be used to make the
masses too comfortable and...
too intelligent.
- George Orwell

The two great cultural and political currents of Italy
have always only been concerned with the masses.
- Emma Bonino

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where
would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard,
bristling Indian tribes?
- Edward Hoagland

It can not be done; it shall not be done!
I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley,
and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it!
- Richard Parks Bland

A short reign does not spare the masses.
- Publius Papinius Statius

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the
momentum of totalitarianism itself.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.
- Hannah Arendt

If organized religion is the opium of the masses,
then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
- Kerry Thornley

Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses.
- Charles Baudelaire

When two elements combine and form more than one compound,
the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass
of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.
- Humphry Davy

Must all of them and their families be physically abolished?
Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted
in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.
- Walter Duranty

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

The elephants were being slaughtered in masses.
Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels.
- Richard Leakey

The broad masses of a population are more amenable
to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
- Adolf Hitler

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

The gallery is generating work for the masses.
- Kim Weston

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music.
It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to
be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
- Dweezil Zappa

Often the masses are plundered and do not know it.
- Frederic Bastiat

Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx

I have never intimidated the masses...
I only intimidate corrupt officials.
- Zhu Rongji

The only power deserving the name is that of masses,
and of governments while they make themselves the organ
of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
- John Stuart Mill

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation
of the masses through symbols may be the only quick
way of having a critical thing done.
- John Grierson

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses.
On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
- Mao Zedong

The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like
fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all:
impunity.
- Naomi Klein

I never really expected to win the hearts of the masses.
- Juliana Hatfield

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance
of power between elites and masses,
a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
- Paul Wellstone

In the unrest of the masses I augur great good.
It is by their realizing that their condition of life
is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.
- Leland Stanford

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

I'm not fighting any causes.
I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses.
- Jackie Torrence

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized
habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
- Edward Bernays

A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement,
on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides,
has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
- Irving Babbitt

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

By the time I came down from Yale, I was already more
radicalized and had begun to read New Masses.
- Albert Maltz

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses.
It is about the egos of the elites.
- Thomas Sowell

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses,
it's the cyanide.
- Tom Robbins

In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious
people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses,
and every refusal to act excites their contempt.
- John Reed

Even if I know I shall never change the masses,
never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that
the good things also have their place,
their refuge.
- Richard Wagner

It really takes likeable superstars to get the attention of the masses.
- Jennifer Wyatt

The great masses of the people will more easily fall
victims to a big lie than to a small one.
- Adolf Hitler

Since the masses are always eager to believe something,
for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying,
'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.'
She's got a baseball bat and yelling,
'You want a piece of me?'
- Robin Williams

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
- Aaron McGruder


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