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Mikhail Gorbachev Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev.

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing
mankind today can be solved with means and methods
which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

America must be the teacher of democracy,
not the advertiser of the consumer society.
It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach
the American living standard.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

 

My life's work has been accomplished.
I did all that I could.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage
in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Certain people in the United States are driving nails
into this structure of our relationship,
then cutting off the heads.
So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone,
you cannot see his face.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you,
you haven't done much today.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

More socialism means more democracy,
openness and collectivism in everyday life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist!
For some that may be a fantasy.
But to me it is my main goal.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy must learn to defend itself.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If not me, who? And if not now, when?
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which
a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos
may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

It seems that the most important thing about Reagan
was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk
who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it
is not an invention of capitalism.
If it leads to improving the well-being of the people
there is no contradiction with socialism.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

I have a rather naive approach, I think,
to my job.
- Ben Kingsley

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many,
many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship,
and everyone was surprised!
A little naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which
puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
- Saul Bellow

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice.
- Kim Wilde

I don't know what idiocies drove me in those days,
but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways.
- Laurie Lee

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive.
I've seen it all, I was here first.
- Kurt Cobain

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of
us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that
it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies

I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable.
That's why I got taken advantage of.
To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
- Tia Carrere

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
- John Ralston Saul

I think in a way I was probably completely naive about
what it takes to make something become a hit.
- Duncan Sheik

The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
- Joichi Ito

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think
that their children are naive.
- Ogden Nash

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

I've always thought that we, as human beings,
would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the
only life form in the galaxy.
- Jonathan Frakes

Too many people get lost in the game of having a good
time and being naive about things.
- Steve Brown

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant,
like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls.
- Craig Shirley

The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve,
he made 'em both a little bit naive.
- E. Y. Harburg

I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive.
I'm liberated.
- Neil Young

I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant.
I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation,
like on the beaches and buses.
- John Deacon

The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace
can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament
must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.
- Ludwig Quidde

I was naive enough to think that I could make the difference.
- David Gest

It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding,
but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
- James Thurber

These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous.
I think that comes from a naive place,
because those people generally don't know what it's like.
- Catherine Keener

I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child.
- Claude Debussy

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
- Johnny Carson

It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
- Anatole France

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear
of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
- Gerald Brenan

The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force
or with appeasement is naive,
and I think it's dangerous.
- George Allen

The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
- Thomas Szasz

Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers.
I'm not saying one way is better than another.
- Lee Konitz

We are naive and moralistic women.
We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition.
And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
- Kate Millett

My songs are my kids.
Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out,
out to the war.
It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive,
but that's just the way it is.
- Thom Yorke

Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion,
everything is O.K.
- Stanley Crouch

I was so naive I didn't even know about agents.
I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris.
I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
- Kirstie Alley

I say at this point, for different reasons,
Bush and Hussein are both very threatening to world
peace and to deny that is to be incredibly naive.
- Janeane Garofalo

She wasn't as naive and innocent as she was in the first season.
- Shiri Appleby

Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle.
- Joan D. Vinge

I don't think we should ever be at war.
That's kind of naive, I suppose.
- Sandy Duncan

Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation
between theory and experiment differs sharply from
the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism.
- Imre Lakatos

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation
of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied
the needs of the naive consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I might have some character traits that some might
see as innocence or naive.
That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul.
And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
- Tobey Maguire

No one should be so naive as to think that wages among
organized groups will not be increased,
under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living,
nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
- Charles E. Wilson

I don't want people to come and see our gig because
of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips,
but it's their evening, you know.
They have to have fun.
I'm a little bit naive.
- Andrew Eldritch


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