Top 30 Open Society Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Open Society Quotes from famous people such as Ali Babacan, Condoleezza Rice, Stokely Carmichael, Jeff Hawkins, George Soros, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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We have been talking with leaders: Change is coming; you can no longer have a closed regime with an open society – satellites, social media, the Internet – you have this kind, this kind of society moving forward, and you are running this closed regime; this is not sustainable. This cannot continue.
Ali Babacan
But the truth of the matter is, we’re an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That’s why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil.
Condoleezza Rice
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
Stokely Carmichael
A lot of America’s success is because we’re an open society and haven’t brought dogma or religious influence into the American political process.
Jeff Hawkins
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.
George Soros
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.
George Soros
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
George Soros
We have an open society. No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying. But they don’t have to, if they can control how many people hear it. And that’s how they do it.
Jackson Browne
The hard reality is that attacks by vehicles in public places are very hard to defend against in a free and open society. The best defense against such attacks is good intelligence, and that often comes from inside the Muslim community.
Peter Bergen
Open Society Foundations is essentially another name for George Soros, who is a committed leftist, one-world-government ideologue.
Trent Franks
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.
George Soros
Entrepreneurship requires flexibility and an open society, and there will always be people who succeed and people who follow. For those who lead, they have an obligation to create a better life for the people around them.
Daniel A. D’Aniello
America still has the right stuff to thrive. We still have the most creative, diverse, innovative culture and open society – in a world where the ability to imagine and generate new ideas with speed and to implement them through global collaboration is the most important competitive advantage.
Thomas Friedman
Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.
Salman Rushdie
Western investment is usually assumed to walk hand-in-hand with the democratic values of its home countries, and indeed, opening an economy to outside money is one of the textbook steps in a shift from authoritarianism to an open society.
Chrystia Freeland
The country is moving to a more open society.
Subramanian Swamy
The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
John F. Kennedy
Progress can’t happen just from trans people being out in the open. Society also has to truly accept transgender individuals. If society is capable of treating us equally, then we can and will live authentically.
Jazz Jennings
Korea is an open society and we will make sure that there is no restriction on foreign investment in Korea.
Lee Myung-bak
In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
Jeff Miller
If someone thinks the course of Italian politics will become anti-European, against an open society, against trade, or populist, as they say today, the facts will prove them wrong.
Paolo Gentiloni
We need to understand that an open society and free speech and press… really are the best weapons against al Qaeda and extremism.
Elliott Abrams
The U.S. Embassy in Havana may be reopened, but outside its gates, an open society with more freedom for its people is still absent.
Katie Pavlich
I am not shy. I am for an open society. I am for a progressive world. I do not propose to reform France; I propose to transform it at its deepest level.
Emmanuel Macron
‘The End of America’ details the 10 steps that would-be dictators always take in seeking to close an open society; it argued that the Bush administration had been advancing each one.
Naomi Wolf
The United States was founded on a revolution that abolished the monarchy, aristocracy, titles and primogeniture. Britain may be able in the future to become a more equal and open society while retaining all of these things. But this has yet to be proved.
Linda Colley
In an open society, no idea can be above scrutiny, just as no people should be beneath dignity.
Maajid Nawaz
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.
George Soros
I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
Lionel Blue
My hope is that light, flexible architecture might bring about a new and open society.
Frei Otto