quote by Emiliano Zapata

I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.

— Emiliano Zapata

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Rules for radicals quote People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves.

People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves.

True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism.

They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.

They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.

Rules for radicals quote You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling ov

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.

Control healthcare and you control the people

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

Rules for radicals quote Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

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Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

In the beginning the organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems.

The fourth rule is: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

" You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

Rules for radicals quote Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

All of us are driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do - that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.

The very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer.

Rules for radicals quote Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden.

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.

From the moment an organizer enters a community, he lives, dreams, eats, breathes, sleeps only one thing, and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army.

The first step in community organization is community disorganization.

The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns.... All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.

The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a “dangerous enemy.

Rules for radicals quote Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Okay, you've convinced me. Now go out there and bring pressure on me.

The thirteenth rule of radical tactics: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Rules for radicals quote If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.

Action comes from keeping the heat on.

No politician can sit on a hot issue if you make it hot enough.

It is a sad fact of life that power and fear are the fountainheads of faith.

Rules for radicals quote There are two rules for success:  1. Never tell everything you know.

There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.

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It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power.

Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.

Rules for radicals quote If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.

If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.

The cry of the Have-Nots has never been "give us our hearts," but always "get off our backs"; they ask not for love but for breathing space.

Few things are more commonly misunderstood than the nature and meaning of theocracy. It is commonly assumed to be a dictatorial rule by self-appointed men who claim to rule for God. In reality, theocracy in Biblical law is the closest thing to a radical libertarianism that can be had.

The practical revolutionary will understand Goethe's 'conscience is the virtue of observers and not of agents of action'; in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one's individual conscience and the good of mankind.

Rules for radicals quote Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is ackno

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is acknowledged.

Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.

A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.

In order to act, people must get together.

Rules for radicals quote Those who tell the stories rule society.

Those who tell the stories rule society.

The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means.

The end is what you want and the means is how you get it.

In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.

It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

Change means movement. Movement means friction.

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