Ideology Quotes

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this. - Alexander Herzen


If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed. - Richard A. Nelson


Everything ideological possesses meaning: it represents, depicts, or stands for something lying outside itself. In other words, it is a sign. Without signs there is no ideology. - V. N. Volosinov


Ideology has very little to do with "consciousness" -- it is profoundly unconscious. - Louis Althusser


Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and "historical tasks" is an actual or potential assassin. - Albert Camus


There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.-- Theodor W. Adorno


Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.-- Albert Camus


Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and ''historical tasks'' is an actual or potential assassin.-- Albert Camus


Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.-- John Le Carre

What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.-- Terry Eagleton


It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.-- Alexander Herzen


There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.-- Jiang Qing


Our blight is ideologies -- they are the long-expected Antichrist!-- Carl Jung


On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation.-Marc Racicot


On some levels, you can also have this feeling that we are being duped, somehow. And that the world is at play for something you would understand more if it were pure ideology. It is a very strange time and also basic things are being taken away.-Edwidge Danticat


Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.-John McCarthy


Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.-Christopher Lasch


Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.-Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.-Jack Schwartz


Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.-E. O. Wilson


Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.-Abbie Hoffman


So the ideology was that: use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality. It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano, but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own.-Luc Ferrari


Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology.-Joe Slovo


The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao.-Steve Forbes


The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes.-Lindsey Graham


The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things.-Franz von Papen


The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.-Susan Sontag


The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.-Jean Genet


The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.-Hannah Arendt


The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.-Naomi Klein


The U.S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born-again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster.-Walid Jumblatt


There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration.-Vinton Cerf


There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.-Eugene Ionesco


I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history.-Ben Quayle


Ideology and communication more often than not run into each other rather than complement each other. Principle and communication work together. Ideology and communication often work apart.-Frank Luntz


Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit.-Mason Cooley


Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' - it is profoundly unconscious.-Louis Althusser


Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.-P. J. O'Rourke


Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.-Louis Althusser


If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods.-Theodor Adorno


If any ideology is so serious that you can't have fun while you're doing it, it's probably too serious.-Larry Wall


It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them.-Barbara Amiel


It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology.-Joe Slovo


It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied.-Manuel Puig


Killing the private property-that was the center of the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology. That was the center of the Lenin ideology.-Anatoly Chubais


Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence.-Janet Napolitano


Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism, and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.-Francis Parker Yockey


Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers.-Arianna Huffington


Life has become the ideology of its own absence.-Theodor Adorno


Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.-Vaclav Klaus


No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.-Brad Henry


No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.-Ronald Reagan


Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen - the Internet - has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology.-Lawrence Lessig

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