Quote by Atifete Jahjaga
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
This quote emphasizes the vital role of open societies and information in a functioning democracy. It suggests that when societies have access to information, they become enlightened and better equipped to make informed decisions. Furthermore, open debate enables the exploration of different perspectives and the generation of solutions to societal challenges. However, the quote also highlights the dangers of power imbalances and lack of accountability, which can lead to abuse, corruption, and oppression. It emphasizes the significance of transparency, accountability, and the rule of law in upholding democratic ideals and preventing injustices.
The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man's image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints. Looked at in this light, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are closely akin to one another.