110+ Julian Assange Quotes On Truth, War And Expose

Top 10 Julian Assange Quotes (BEST)

  1. Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.
  2. You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.
  3. There is nothing new in this world other than the history that you don't know yet.
  4. One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.
  5. Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.
  6. Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism.
  7. You can either be informed and your own rulers, or you can be ignorant and have someone else, who is not ignorant, rule over you.
  8. What does censorship reveal? It reveals fear.
  9. If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.
  10. It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on.

Julian Assange Short Quotes

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  • Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action.
  • Transparency in government leads to reduced corruption.
  • There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination, in the response.
  • Email says that no, it is the governments of Saudi and Qatar that have been funding ISIS.
  • Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship.
  • These megaleaks... They're an important phenomenon, and they're only going to increase.
  • Those who are repeatedly passive in the face of injustice soon find their character corroded.
  • Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves.
  • So when Putin goes out to buy a Coke, thirty seconds later it is known in Washington DC.
  • Non-conformity is the only real passion worth being ruled by.
 quote If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.

Julian Assange Quotes On Truth

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Dont shoot the messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths. — Julian Assange

Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States. — Julian Assange

[The rhetoric] is trying to avoid [the truth that ] the U.N. formally found that the whole thing is illegal, never even mentioning that Ecuador made a formal assessment through its formal processes and found that yes, I am subject to persecution by the United States. — Julian Assange

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Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.

If we are to produce a more civilized society, a more just society, it has to be based on the truth. — Julian Assange

The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends. — Julian Assange

Here then is the truth about the Truth; the Truth is not bridge, sturdy to every step, a marvel of bound planks and supports from the known into the unknown, but a surging sea of smashed wood, flotsam and drowning sailors. — Julian Assange

The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. — Julian Assange

If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Quotes On War

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Libya, more than anyone else's war, was Hillary Clinton's war. Barak Obama initially opposed it. Who was the person championing it? Hillary Clinton. — Julian Assange

Libya, more than anyone else's war, was Hillary Clinton's war. — Julian Assange

The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance. — Julian Assange

One of the hopeful things that I've discovered is that nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies. The media could've stopped it if they had searched deep enough; if they hadn't reprinted government propaganda they could've stopped it. — Julian Assange

My personal analysis is that, if you are concerned about U.S. foreign policy and getting into foolish wars, then Hillary Clinton is not your woman. On the other hand, I mean neither is Donald Trump. — Julian Assange

I'm constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud. — Julian Assange

We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter. — Julian Assange

Every War in the past 50 Years is a Result of Media Lies — Julian Assange

It really is my opinion that media in general are so bad that we have to question whether the world wouldn't be better off without them altogether. They are so distortive to how the world actually is that the result is.. we see wars, and we see corrupt governments continue on. — Julian Assange

Libya, more than anyone else's war, was Hillary Clinton's war. Barak Obama initially opposed it. Who was the person championing it? Hillary Clinton. That's documented throughout her emails. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Quotes On Information

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What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I'm a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year. — Julian Assange

My motivation for 20 years, for 10 years with WikiLeaks, has been to publish true information that is otherwise unsayable. So we're not in competition, if you like. — Julian Assange

That was a brave and principled thing for Ecuador to do [give me asylum application]. Now we have the U.S. election [campaign], the Ecuadorian election is in February next year, and you have the White House feeling the political heat as a result of the true information that we have been publishing. — Julian Assange

Don’t damage computer systems you break into (including crashing them); don’t change the information in those systems (except for altering logs to cover your tracks); and share information. — Julian Assange

WikiLeaks has been a very strong proponent of the Freedom of Information Act. This is probably, actually, if you think about it, probably against our interests as - as a publisher. But we believe that people have the right to know true information about what their government is doing. — Julian Assange

True information does good. — Julian Assange

That's a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we're getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don't have enough people to actually process and vet this information. — Julian Assange

Information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good. — Julian Assange

The best type of government comes from a government that is scrutinized by the people when they have true information about our governments, major corporations, other power actors in society. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Quotes On Material

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We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage. — Julian Assange

Let's say that, personally, I loved Hillary Clinton. Would WikiLeaks still publish this material? Of course it would. Otherwise, we would be censoring it. That's our mandate. It's actually interesting to think about what media organizations wouldn't publish such material if it was given to them. — Julian Assange

The most important publication of WikiLeaks is that it has published more than 10 million documents. The most important single collection of material we have published is the US diplomatic cable series. We started with 251,000 in 2011, but are up to 3 million now and have more coming. — Julian Assange

If a source gives us material that is of political, diplomatic, ethical or historical significance that has not been published before and is comprised of official documents or recordings, then we will publish it. — Julian Assange

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic. — Julian Assange

Cablegate is 3,000 volumes of material. It is the greatest intellectual treasure to have entered into the public record in modern times. — Julian Assange

Seeing ongoing political reforms that have a real impact on people all over the world is extremely satisfying. But we want every person who's having a dispute with their kindergarten to feel confident about sending us material. — Julian Assange

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Quotes On Wikileaks

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WikiLeaks will not comply with legally abusive requests from Scientology any more than WikiLeaks has complied with similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, former African kleptocrats, or the Pentagon. — Julian Assange

Wikileaks has - we specialize in bringing the First Amendment to the world, and we were always very surprised one of our biggest battles would be trying to bring it to the United States under an Obama administration. — Julian Assange

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions. — Julian Assange

WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical. — Julian Assange

The aim of Wikileaks is to achieve just reform around the world and do it through the mechanism of transparency. — Julian Assange

WikiLeaks is really a litmus test for those people who walk the talk in the media. How much will they really follow their protestations to be brave publishers, and how much do they really want to lick the boots of power? Well, you can tell by their engagement with us and what they do. — Julian Assange

WikiLeaks has been publishing for ten years, and in those ten years, we have published ten million documents, several thousand individual publications, several thousand different sources, and we have never got it wrong. — Julian Assange

WikiLeaks is a source protection organization. We are famous for never having exposed one of our sources over 10 years. That's why sources trust us and they come to us. — Julian Assange

People love WikiLeaks when it is exposing corruption in their opponents. People oppose WikiLeaks when it is exposing corruption or dangerous behavior in themselves. — Julian Assange

I always believed that WikiLeaks as a concept would perform a global role, and to some degree it was clear that it was doing that as far back as 2007 when it changed the result of the Kenyan general election. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Quotes On People

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We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying... I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. — Julian Assange

The greater the power, the more need there is for transparency, because if the power is abused, the result can be so enormous. On the other hand, those people who do not have power, we mustn't reduce their power even more by making them yet more transparent. — Julian Assange

The supply of leaks is very large. It's helpful for us to have more people in this industry. It's protective to us. — Julian Assange

That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. — Julian Assange

Society develops a type of self-censorship, with the knowledge that surveillance exists - a self-censorship that is even expressed when people communicate with each other privately. — Julian Assange

The question is how does Hilary Clinton fit in this broader network? She's a centralising cog. You've got a lot of different gears in operation from the big banks like Goldman Sachs and major elements of Wall Street, and Intelligence and people in the State Department and the Saudis. — Julian Assange

Hillary Clinton represents a whole network of people and a network of relationships with particular states. — Julian Assange

A lot of people who work for WikiLeaks have the same instinct as me: If you are pushed you push back. — Julian Assange

I just find it absolutely amazing that the narrative about this situation is not put out publically in the press, because it doesn't suit the Western establishment narrative - that yes, the West has political prisoners, it's a reality, it's not just me, there's a bunch of other people as well. — Julian Assange

I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. — Julian Assange

Julian Assange Famous Quotes And Sayings

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If instituted, the TPP's IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs. — Julian Assange

It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in. — Julian Assange

One of the best attributes of human beings is that they're adaptable; one of the worst attributes of human beings is they are adaptable. They adapt and start to tolerate abuses, they adapt to being involved themselves in abuses, they adapt to adversity and they continue on. — Julian Assange

The penetration of society by the Internet and the penetration of the Internet by society is the best thing that has ever happened to global human civilisation. — Julian Assange

The Obama administration has attempted to prosecute more journalists and journalistic sources under the same Espionage Act she was being investigated under in all previous presidencies combined. — Julian Assange

Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another. — Julian Assange

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks. — Julian Assange

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. — Julian Assange

The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization. — Julian Assange

Trump doesn't have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment, but banks, intelligence agencies, arms companies, big foreign money, are all united behind Hillary Clinton, and the media as well, media owners and even journalists themselves. — Julian Assange

If you see the rhetoric from coming out of the Democrats is that they're pro-civil liberties, and an important part of civil liberties is respect for the First Amendment and the rule of law, and that has broken down under the Obama administration, and Hillary Clinton was part of that process. — Julian Assange

[Let's talk about] Donald Trump. What does he represent in the American mind and in the European mind? He represents American white trash, [which Hillary Clinton called] 'deplorable and irredeemable'. It means from an establishment or educated cosmopolitan, urbane perspective, these people are like the red necks, and you can never deal with them. — Julian Assange

Where they couldn't pick holes in our arguments they would drive horses and carriages through my character. — Julian Assange

I made an asylum application to Ecuador in this embassy, because of the U.S. extradition case, and the result was that after a month, I was successful in my asylum application. The embassy since then has been surrounded by police: quite an expensive police operation which the British government admits to spending more than £12.6 million. — Julian Assange

The goal is justice, the method? is transparency. It's important not to confuse the goal and the method. — Julian Assange

Large newspapers are routinely censored by legal costs. It is time this stopped. It is time a country said, enough is enough, justice must be seen, history must be preserved, and we will give shelter from the storm. — Julian Assange

What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes. — Julian Assange

The US presidency will continue to represent the major power groups of the United States - big business and the military - regardless of who the talking head is. — Julian Assange

If you were following the [Barack] Obama campaign back then, closely, you could see it had become very close to banking interests. So I think you can't properly understand Hillary Clinton's foreign policy without understanding Saudi Arabia. — Julian Assange

Sweden formally writing back to the United Nations to say, 'No, we're not going to [recognise the UN ruling], so leaving open their ability to extradite. — Julian Assange

And if Bradley Manning really did as he is accused, he is a hero, an example to us all and one of the world's foremost political prisoners. — Julian Assange

Power is a thing of perception. They don't need to be able to kill you. They just need you to think they are able to kill you — Julian Assange

In fact, during her [Hillary Clinton] tenure as Secretary of State, total arms exports from the United States in terms of the dollar value, doubled. — Julian Assange

As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly. — Julian Assange

The one real irritant is that my young children - they also adapt. They adapt to being without their father. That's a hard, hard adaption which they didn't ask for. I worry about them; I worry about their mother. — Julian Assange

I saw that publishing all over the world was deeply constrained by self-censorship, economics and political censorship, while the military-industrial complex was growing at a tremendous rate, and the amount of information that it was collecting about all of us vastly exceeded the public imagination. — Julian Assange

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000. — Julian Assange

If you want a vision of the future, imagine Washington-back ed Google Glasses strapped onto vacant human faces - forever. — Julian Assange

The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. — Julian Assange

Media is a big problem around the world, it's powerful and can abuse its power. — Julian Assange

Under Hillary Clinton, the world's largest ever arms deal was made with Saudi Arabia, [worth] more than $80 billion. — Julian Assange

There's, under Obama, an epidemic has developed of abusing national security laws to crack down on legitimate use of the First Amendment. — Julian Assange

It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Price, but an espionage indictment from the US Department of Justice. — Julian Assange

Reality is an aspect of property. It must be seized. And investigative journalism is the noble art of seizing reality back from the powerful. — Julian Assange

I am an Australian citizen, and I miss my country a great deal. — Julian Assange

Secrecy breeds incompetence because where there is failure, failure is kept secret. — Julian Assange

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see. — Julian Assange

I would be happy to accept asylum, political asylum, in India — a nation I love. In return, I will bring Mayawati a range of the finest British footwear. — Julian Assange

There's more than 1700 emails out of the thirty three thousand Hillary Clinton emails that we've published, just about Libya. It's not that Libya has cheap oil. She perceived the removal of [Muammar] Gaddafi and the overthrow of the Libyan state - something that she would use in her run-up to the general election for President. — Julian Assange

While many of the established media make losses or go bankrupt, WikiLeaks has survived a major conflict with a superpower, including an unlawful economic blockade by its banks and credit card companies and the detention of its editor. We have no debts. We have not had to fire staff. We have never lost a court case related to our publishing. We have never been forced to censor. Adversity has hardened us. — Julian Assange

As always, most media aligns with the presumptive winner even though their claimed societal virtue is to investigate those in power. — Julian Assange

To be alive as a human being is to know, in the same way as it is to have a heart that beats. — Julian Assange

Has WikiLeaks been forced to do one thing rather than another in response to resource constraints? Yes. Constantly. — Julian Assange

When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like. — Julian Assange

My family has had to move and change their name and have been subject to threats from right wing blogs calling for my son, for example, to be killed to get at me. — Julian Assange

Because [Donald Trump] so clearly - through his words and actions and the type of people that turn up at his rallies - represents people who are not the middle, not the upper middle educated class, there is a fear of seeming to be associated in any way with them, a social fear that lowers the class status of anyone who can be accused of somehow assisting Trump in any way, including any criticism of Hillary Clinton. — Julian Assange

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police. — Julian Assange

When Enron collapsed, through court processes, thousands and thousands of emails came out that were internal, and it provided a window into how the whole company was managed. It was all the little decisions that supported the flagrant violations. — Julian Assange

In the justice system, we say there must be open justice where there is to be justice. The judged while trying must themselves be tried before the public. — Julian Assange

My answer is that [Donald] Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he's had every establishment off side; Trump doesn't have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment, but banks, intelligence [agencies], arms companies... big foreign money ... are all united behind Hillary Clinton, and the media as well, media owners and even journalists themselves. — Julian Assange

To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage. — Julian Assange

[Hillary Clinton] had put her favoured agent, Sidney Blumenthal, on to that; there's more than 1700 emails out of the thirty three thousand Hillary Clinton emails that we've published, just about Libya. — Julian Assange

I actually feel quite sorry for Hillary Clinton as a person because I see someone who is eaten alive by their ambitions, tormented literally to the point where they become sick; they faint as a result of [the reaction] to their ambitions. — Julian Assange

The Clinton camp has been able to project that kind of neo-McCarthy hysteria: that Russia is responsible for everything. — Julian Assange

Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims. — Julian Assange

Power factions fight back with lies. — Julian Assange

It's interesting that Swiss banks also hide their assets from the Swiss by using offshore bank structuring. — Julian Assange

Life Lessons by Julian Assange

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  1. Julian Assange has taught us that it is possible to challenge authority and fight for what you believe in, no matter the cost.
  2. He has also shown us that it is important to remain resilient and determined in the face of adversity.
  3. Finally, Assange has demonstrated the power of standing up for justice and the importance of speaking truth to power.

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