not talk about Communism. Communism was just and idea, just
pie in the sky.
Yeltsin # Communism,
- We don't
appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that.
It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.
Yeltsin # Freedom,
- It is
especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when
the situation is critical: At such moments every new word
and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people
must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Yeltsin # Important,
- You can
build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for
Yeltsin # Achievement,
- I want
to apologize for our unfulfilled dreams. What we thought would
be easy has proved painfully difficult. I would like to apologize
for having failed to justify the hopes of the people who believed
that we would be able to make a leap from the gloomy and stagnant
totalitarian past to a bright, prosperous and civilized future
at just one go.
Yeltsin # Dreams,
- You have
to be more careful in a world filled with all types of weapons,
some of which are in the hands of terrorists.
Yeltsin # World,
- We are
grateful to those who at difficult times showed solidarity
with us, with what the people of Russia are going through,
and still are doing so.
Yeltsin # Experience,
are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First,
ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations
to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and
this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have
Yeltsin # Politics,
- My soul
aches when I think about hungry soldiers, unpaid officers
and their families, who have been suffering for years without
a home of their own.
Yeltsin # Negative,
- I understand
that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now
we'll have to work on overcoming it.
Yeltsin # Understanding,
- A government
is not an old pair of socks that you throw away.
Yeltsin # Government
- A sense
of proportion and humanitarian action are not issues for terrorists.
Their aim is that of killing and destroying.
Yeltsin # Terrorism,
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