„We used to own our slaves; now we just rent them.“

Attributed by Murrow to an unnamed farmer in "Harvest of Shame", CBS Reports (24 November 1960)
Misattributed

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Edward R. Murrow
US-amerikanischer Journalist 1908 - 1965

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„Why not? We will definitely give them and charge rent.“

—  Lalu Prasad Yadav Indian politician 1948

When asked Asked if ICL would be able to use Railway stadiums ( Lalu Prasad Yadav backs ICL, NDTV, August 9, 2007, 2007-08-29 http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtvcricket/showstory.aspx?id=SPOEN20070022069,)".

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„We created time, and now we have become the slave of time.“

—  Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998

Quelle: Love

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„As we have already learned how to sacrifice our own lives, now no one can stop us!“

—  Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bengali revolutionary, founder ("father") of Bangladesh 1920 - 1975

Quote, This time the struggle is for our freedom (1971)

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„Animals in zoos (we are told) believe that their bars protect them. We Americans have forged our own bars, built our own cage, and live in it more or less content as long as someone feeds us.“

—  Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019

The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009), afterword to "Petting Zoo", p. 432
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„They call us bandits, yet every time most Black people pick up our paychecks we are being robbed. Every time we walk into a store in our neighborhood we are being held up. And every time we pay our rent the landlord sticks a gun into our ribs.“

—  Assata Shakur American activist who was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army 1947

To My People (July 4, 1973)
Kontext: we who rip off billions of dollars every year through tax evasions, illegal price fixing, embezzlement, consumer fraud, bribes, kickbacks, and swindles. They call us bandits, yet every time most Black people pick up our paychecks we are being robbed. Every time we walk into a store in our neighborhood we are being held up. And every time we pay our rent the landlord sticks a gun into our ribs.

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„We are our own slaves, not of the British. This should be engraved on our minds. The whites cannot remain if we do not want them. If the idea is to drive them out with firearms, let every Indian consider what precious little profit Europe has found in these.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Introduction to the publication of Tolstoy's A Letter to a Hindu, Indian opinion, 25 December, (1909)
1900s

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„Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it.“

—  Wendell Berry author 1934

"Compromise, Hell!" Orion magazine (November/December 2004) http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/147/.
Kontext: We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians — be participating in its destruction? Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us.
How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing.

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„They are our tools. We fashioned them. We use them. It is our responsibility to remedy any flaws there may be in them.“

—  Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961

"An International Administrative Service", From an Address to the International Law Association at McGill University, Montreal, 30 May, 1956. Wilder Foote (Ed.), The Servant of Peace, A Selection of the Speeches and Statements of Dag Hammarskjöld, The Bodley Head, London 1962, p. 116.
Kontext: Do we refer to the purposes of the Charter? They are expressions of universally shared ideals which cannot fail us, though we, alas, often fail them. Or do we think of the institutions of the United Nations? They are our tools. We fashioned them. We use them. It is our responsibility to remedy any flaws there may be in them.... This is a difficult lesson for both idealists and realists, though for different reasons. I suppose that, just as the first temptation of the realist is the illusion of cynicism, so the first temptation of the idealist is the illusion of Utopia.

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