politics

A Quote by Bill O'Reilly on oreilly factor, media, politics, school, and journalism

After having national success on a syndicated program called Inside Edition, I went back to school. And not just any school: At the age of forty-six, I earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. It was while studying in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that I worked up the game plan for The O'Reilly Factor. The rest, to use a cliché, is history.

The Factor concept is very simple: Watch all of those in power, including and especially the media, so they don't injure or exploit the folks, everyday Americans. Never before in the United States had a television news guy dared to criticize other journalists on a regular basis. The late Peter Jennings, a friend, told me I was crazy to do it. "These people will not allow anyone to scrutinize them," he said. "They will come after you with a vengeance."

And so they have.

Bill O'Reilly

Source: Culture Warrior, Pages: Preface

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A Quote by Bill O'Reilly on culture warrior, conflict, injustice, and politics

At times you have to fight. No way around it. At some point, every one of us is confronted with danger or injustice. How we choose to combat that challenge is often life-defining. You can face difficulties head-on, or run from them, or ignore them until they consume you. But no one escapes conflict. No one.

Bill O'Reilly

Source: Culture Warrior, Pages: Preface

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on leadership, power, selfishness, and politics

… Good leaders wait to be called and they give up their power when they are no longer needed.  Selfish men and fools put themselves first and keep their power until someone throws them out.  It is no good to have a way where selfish men and fools fight with each other to be leaders, while the good ones watch.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 178

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A Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich on ethics and politics

I was raised the old-fashioned way, with a stern set of moral principles: Never lie, cheat, steal or knowingly spread a venereal disease. Never speed up to hit a pedestrian or, of course, stop to kick a pedestrian who has already been hit. From which it followed, of course, that one would never ever -- on pain of deletion from dozens of Christmas card lists across the country -- vote Republican.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Source: unknown

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A Quote by Johnathan Haidt on the myth of pure evil, liberal, conservative, and politics

Liberals and conservatives are opponents in the most literal sense, each using the myth of pure evil to demonize the other side and unite there own.

Johnathan Haidt

Source: Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think, Pages: 242

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Dante Alighieri on ethics, politics, and commitment

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality"

 

 

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Contributed by: Christine

A Quote by Gilber Keith Chesterton on politics and ethics

"The man who says, 'my country right or wrong' is like the man who says, 'my mother drunk or sober'."

G.K. Chesterton

Contributed by: Nichevo

A Quote by Bill Clinton on integral, ken wilber, democracy, and politics

I don’t think we’ve found a way to promote economic and political integration in a manner that benefits the vast majority of people in all societies…

In the end if you want to promote democracy and you believe in it, then you have to understand that voters usually see these grand political issues through the prism of their own experience, how it impacts themselves, their families, their communities, how they imagine their children will live. … If ordinary people don’t perceive that our grand ideas are working in their lives, then they can’t develop, the higher level of consciousness, if I can use a kind of touchy-feely word, that American philosopher Ken Wilber wrote a whole book about, called A Theory of Everything. He said, you know, the problem is the world needs to be more integrated but it requires a consciousness that’s way up here, and an ability to see beyond the differences among us. So I worry about that.


Bill Clinton

Source: Bill Clinton at the World Economic Forum 2006 via http://www.vincenthorn.com/?p=583

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on arguments, being wrong, science, politics, and religion

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know, that's a really good argument, my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds, and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, politics, and grief

Poetry is about the grief.  Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

Contributed by: Joshua

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