Swedish social democracy used to be my ideal model, yet by the 1980s their state had started to take 56 per cent of national income.
More Quotes from Jacques Delors:The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws.
I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.
I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe, and of France.
The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault.
Clinton and Gore told me that they were elected in order to bring some compassion to this society. But they have not managed to change much.
Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland
There have been people who have tried to take advantage of me. They want to be linked to me just because I'm Ethel Merman.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.