"Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life."
"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."Saul Alinsky on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Saul Alinsky on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Saul Alinsky on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Saul Alinsky 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."Saul Alinsky on Joseph Stalin
"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
"Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in."
"A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family."
"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."