Facts about George Soros

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George Soros is a famous Businessman from Hungary, he/she is 88 years old and still alive, born August 12, 1930.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by George.

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Famous quotes by George Soros (30)


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"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity"
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"Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics"
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"If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems"
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"I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs"
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"We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire"
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"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"
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"President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values"
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"Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes"
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"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"
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"Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties"
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"The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market"
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"Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually"
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"Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs"
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"An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others"
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"When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task"
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"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman"
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"To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people. So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states"
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"The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside"
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"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"
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"Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws"
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"There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well"
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"Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception"
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"Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago"
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"I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it"
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"I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society"
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"A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy"
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"Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade - and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity"
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"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"
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"The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences"
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"Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected"


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