"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Noam Chomsky on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Noam Chomsky on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Noam Chomsky on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Noam Chomsky on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Noam Chomsky on Booker T. Washington
"I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me."
"If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long."
"Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth."
"Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way."
"In the US, there is basically one party - the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population."
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