Quote by George Papandreou
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
This quote reflects the personal journey and motivations of the speaker towards political involvement. By acknowledging the turbulent history of Greece, marked by political upheavals, struggles, polarization, and dictatorships, the speaker reveals that these experiences influenced their decision to enter politics. Their exposure to the complexities and challenges faced by their country propelled them to take action and work towards transforming and improving their nation.
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life -- if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.