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Noam Chomsky

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Biography - Noam Chomsky:

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist and social critic.
Born: 1928
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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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.
Noam Chomsky




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Quotes about freedom:


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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
Hans Christian Andersen
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”
Nelson Mandela
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles
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Esteem money neither more nor less than it deserves, it is a good servant and a bad master.”
Alexandre Dumas (Fils)
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It is a great error to take oneself for more than one is, or for less than one is worth.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control. ”
Noam Chomsky
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves
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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.”
Albert Einstein - The World as I See It
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What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control. ”
Noam Chomsky
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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”
Noam Chomsky
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The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”
Noam Chomsky
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Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.”
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Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
Noam Chomsky
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