"I got politics and economics moving and then others took over."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Lech Walesa on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Lech Walesa on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Lech Walesa on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Lech Walesa on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Lech Walesa on Joseph Stalin
"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
"The politicians always told us that the Cold War stand-off could only change by way of nuclear war. None of them believed that such systemic change was possible."
"You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?"
"I use many different gadgets connected with computers I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites - of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!"
"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."