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I'll shout it if they want: Down with isms! Up with a Left that is capable of thinking outside the box! In other words, I am more than completely cured of simplifications, of dividing the world into good and evil, of thinking in black and white. I have repented! ---->>>

The world will always need revolution. That doesn't mean shooting and violence. A revolution is when you change your thinking. Confucianism and Christianity were both revolutionary. ---->>>

Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is seen in rich societies? It is this level of hyper-consumption that is harming our planet. ---->>>

Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want more and more. ---->>>

All my life I've been rowing against the tide. What can I do? It seems I was born that way. ---->>>

If we lived within our means - by being prudent - the 7 billion people in the world could have everything they needed. Global politics should be moving in that direction. But we think as people and countries, not as a species. ---->>>

If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself. ---->>>

There are those who believe that power is up above, and they don't notice that it's actually in the hearts of the great masses. ---->>>

I learned that one can always start again. ---->>>

I don't want to be an apologist for poverty, but I can't stand waste, useless spending, wasted energy and having to live squandering stuff. ---->>>

I don't know whether I like this planet or not. But I have to accept it. ---->>>

When you have a lot of solitude, any living thing becomes a companion. ---->>>

My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I'm the son of my history.

My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I'm the son of my history.

There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure.

There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure.

I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy... What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us.

I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy... What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us.

I'm not the apocalypse nor the promised land. ---->>>

A lot of people like a lot of money. They shouldn't go into politics.

A lot of people like a lot of money. They shouldn't go into politics.

I am an austere president. ---->>>

I give myself the luxury of saying what I want. ---->>>

I have the goal of getting together 30 or 40 poor kids and bringing them to live with me. ---->>>

If I worried about pollsters, I wouldn't be president. ---->>>

No addiction is good. ---->>>

The goatherds were the poorest people of Spain. Probably, they were the richest. ---->>>

Any North American state is more important than Uruguay, in dimensions, in its economic force. ---->>>

My years in jail were a bit like a workshop for my - that actually forged my way of thinking and my values. ---->>>

Publicly, I've never talked about Argentina. ---->>>

The fight against the drug smuggling is lost worldwide. ---->>>

The world cries out for global rules that respect the achievements of science. ---->>>

Fascism in Uruguay did not begin just with the military coup of 1973, but years before, even when there was still a government with a constitution and parliament.

Fascism in Uruguay did not begin just with the military coup of 1973, but years before, even when there was still a government with a constitution and parliament.

I'm called 'the poorest president', but I don't feel poor. ---->>>

If the inmates of Guantanamo want to make their nests in Uruguay, they can do it. ---->>>

We can't avoid that our daily and intimate manner of speaking is sometimes rough. ---->>>

The kids of today have to be better than us. We must strive to create tools adequate for human beings that come with other things that are, at least, different from those we used to have. ---->>>

The political climate during a campaign is not the best climate for reasonable debate. ---->>>

I know prisons from the inside. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Uruguayan
Born: 05-20, 1935
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Occupation: Statesman
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José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse muˈxika]; born 20 May 1935) is a Uruguayan politician who was the 40th President of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015. A former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros, he was imprisoned for 13 years during the military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s (wikipedia)