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Negative freedom is freedom from - freedom from oppression, whether it's a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that's what's routinely ignored today.
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
When passerby's ignore homeless people, they don't know if that was a man or woman in uniform previously. They should not be invisible. They cannot be ignored.
Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.
Political leaders in Illinois kicked the can down the road, raised taxes, and ignored fiscal realities. Now, they're realizing the consequences of their actions: credit downgrades and negative outlooks.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
I wasn't bullied in high school, I was just ignored.
If I'd trusted myself and listened to myself all the times that I ignored myself, I would have been fine. But everyone has to learn their lesson, and now I've got it.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
Californians devised a system of electricity sales that ignored every dimension of the free market.
P. J. O'Rourke
I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew
The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities.
I don't believe that the Bush Administration had something to do with September 11th. I do believe that there were a lot of warning signals, but I don't think they were ignored on purpose - Bush just wanted to go to the ranch for a month.
I don't mind what the critics say, so long as I get some reaction. The worst thing is to be ignored.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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