Words matter. These are the best Jose Mujica Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor.
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.
A lot of people like a lot of money. They shouldn’t go into politics.
I have the goal of getting together 30 or 40 poor kids and bringing them to live with me.
I am an austere president.
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!
If I worried about pollsters, I wouldn’t be president.
I learned that one can always start again.
I know prisons from the inside.
The goatherds were the poorest people of Spain. Probably, they were the richest.
There are people who say that you can’t experiment… That condemns you to failure.
When you have a lot of solitude, any living thing becomes a companion.
If the inmates of Guantanamo want to make their nests in Uruguay, they can do it.
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.
All my life I’ve been rowing against the tide. What can I do? It seems I was born that way.
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.
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.
We can’t avoid that our daily and intimate manner of speaking is sometimes rough.
No addiction is good.
Publicly, I’ve never talked about Argentina.
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.
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.
Any North American state is more important than Uruguay, in dimensions, in its economic force.