criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we
and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human
rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others which have
"In a time of universal
deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
The most effective way to
restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to
unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas,
party dictatorships, or modern corporations.
"In this possibly terminal
phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be
valued - they may be essential to survival."
"Democracy means not "I am as good as you are"
but "You are as good as I am."
know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people. And if
we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from
them, but to inform them by education.
democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
"I have no fear that the
result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves
without a master. Thomas Jefferson
"The care of human life and
happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good
government. Thomas Jefferson
“Progress, far from
consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the
past are condemned to repeat it.”
"I think therefore I
"Somebody said I think therefore I
am and I say I love therefore I am" unknown
"Until we enlighten we are nothing but sheep and servants of gods and the rich"
"We are not to serve gods but just to become ones"
"If you didn't love
then you didn't live"
"Love is not reason nor
feeling, it is something beyond"
"when in god we trust there is no rule of people" unknown
"great people are great but greater is the civilization they became great in"
"Human is like a candle
that has to be awaken and set on fire otherwise has no use and no light and
"When can we stop
chewing on the western democracy or eastern philosophy and when can we remember
our past" unknown
"as much as there is to be discovered in the uiverse, there is to be discovered in a mankinds' s mind" unknown