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Born: 1930-08-12
Profession: Businessman
Nation: Hungarian
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The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.

Tags: Free, May, Society

There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well.

Tags: Contribute, Europe, Manifest

To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people. So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states.

Tags: Actually, Democracy, Mind

We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.

Tags: Nation, Power, Powerful

When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task.

Tags: Acting, Difficult, Success

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

Tags: Human, Mistakes, Wrong

Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics.

Tags: Accusation, False, Using

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.

Tags: Freedom, Home, Society

Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually.

Tags: Dollars, Save, While

A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Fair, Full

Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.

Tags: Human

I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.

Tags: Good, Public, Work

The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences.

Tags: Negative, Result, Used

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.

Tags: Money, State, Unexpected

The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.

Tags: Less, Situation, Takes

I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it.

Tags: Care, Society, Work

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Leadership, Power

When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.

Tags: Family, Money, Society

An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.

Tags: Freedom, Greatest, Society

I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs.

Tags: After, Needs, Social

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.

Tags: Alcohol, Individual, Respect

Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade - and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity.

Tags: Greatest, Legal, Lose

President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.

Tags: American, Hurting, President

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.

Tags: Grow, Market, Reality

Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.

Tags: Done, Power, War

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them.

Tags: Care, Society, Work
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Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago.

Tags: Fact, Matter, Winner

If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems.

Tags: Problems, Show, Sympathy

Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.

Tags: After, Care, Great

The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.

Tags: Happen, Idea, Looking

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.

Tags: Between, Islam, Truth

We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.

Tags: Forget, Nature, Society

Compromise has a negative connotation.

Tags: Compromise, Negative

Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

Tags: Anywhere, Energy, Known

Goals and objectives are based on theories and foundations.

Tags: Based, Goals, Objectives

In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner.

Tags: Attention, Name, Themselves

In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.

Tags: Become, Order, Questions

People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.

Tags: Meeting, Needs, Themselves

As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.

Tags: Islamic, National, Result

If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.

Tags: Express, Expression, Group

We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems.

Tags: Break, Problems, Small