Ignazio Silone Quotes

Top 14 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ignazio Silone

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Ignazio Silone quotes: The State always stands for swindling, intrigue, and privilege, and cannot stand for anything else. The State always stands for swindling, intrigue, and privilege, and cannot stand for anything else.
Ignazio Silone quotes: Liberty isn't a thing you are given as a present. You can be a free man under a dictatorship. It is sufficient if you struggle against it. Liberty isn't a thing you are given as a present. You can be a free man under a dictatorship. It is sufficient if you struggle against it.
Ignazio Silone quotes: To grow up requires a whole life but to become old one night is enough. To grow up requires a whole life but to become old one night is enough.
Ignazio Silone quotes: Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place. Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
Ignazio Silone quotes: Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned. Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned.
Ignazio Silone quotes: No one can ever write about anything that happened to him after he was twelve years old. No one can ever write about anything that happened to him after he was twelve years old.
Ignazio Silone quotes: Spiritual life and secure life do not go together; to save oneself on must struggle and take risks. Spiritual life and secure life do not go together; to save oneself on must struggle and take risks.
Ignazio Silone quotes: I would willingly pass my life writing and re-writing the same book - that one book every writer carries within him - the image of his own soul. I would willingly pass my life writing and re-writing the same book - that one book every writer carries within him - the image of his own soul.
Ignazio Silone quotes: How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience. How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience.
Ignazio Silone quotes: The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists. The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists.
Ignazio Silone quotes: But you can live in the most democratic country on earth, and if you're lazy, obtuse or servile within yourself, you're not free. But you can live in the most democratic country on earth, and if you're lazy, obtuse or servile within yourself, you're not free.
Ignazio Silone quotes: In the countryside, secrets have a short lifespan In the countryside, secrets have a short lifespan