Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country? Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this. Socrates: How so, Plato? Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a sculptor. Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have no need to be reminded. Plato: That is correct. Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.
Profit should never come at the cost of human blood. Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.
Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s. Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation. And that is a vision of America that most of the people in this country cannot and will not abide.
You are worse than a corrupt politician if you don't vote, because tomorrow. You will be the first to complain about bad service delivery and how bad the country is being run by bad leaders and criminals.
No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.
If there is any society where the leaders lack the knowledge and the importance of justice, then oppression will be a common neighbor of the citizens.
In every civilized society, there is an established institution put in place to design laws that make people live civilized and having rights and privileges as citizens of that nation.
So when we think about the future, how to build a healthy humanity, we really have to think about how we create a new generation of citizens with a different kind of mind-set. Here education is really the key. Christianity has wonderful teachings, so does Buddhism, but these teachings and approaches are not sufficient. Now secular education is universal. So now we must include in formal education of our youth some teaching of compassion and basic ethics, not on the basis of religious belief but on the basis of scientific findings and our common sense and our universal experience. ... to educate children about the value of compassion and the value of applying our mind.
Our government says people must not take law in their own hands, But has given the law in the hands of people who in power. That is why people who are in power are always corrupt, arrogant, violent, Aggressive, selfish, and don't care about anyone. They get away with all the bad things they do that Is criminating unlawful and injustice
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
Government is at its worst when you have apathy from its citizens.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
I'm not in favour of dividing Hindus and Sikhs. I'm not in favour of dividing Hindus and Christians. All the citizens, all the voters, are my countrymen.
The citizens of Tumortown are forever assailed with cures and rumors of cures.
Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
Governments are supposed to lie to their citizens.
Hungary will stop at nothing when it comes to protecting its citizens.
It's not only inhumane to treat Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens. It's deeply un-American.
Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens.