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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

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.




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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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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.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Quotes for: value


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Quotes for: value


Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
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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.
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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.
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Quotes for: Democracy


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Quotes for: Democracy


Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.
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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.
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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
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Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.
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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.
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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.
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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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