Juan Bosch Quotes (1 quote)
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
Earliest reference found in a webpage updated in 1997: http://web.archive.org/web/19980122214055/http://www.iwaynet.net/~wstocks/fun/seuss.html
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Born: June 30, 1909
Died: November 1, 2001 (aged 92)
Nationality: Dominican Republican
Bio: Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño was a politician, historian, short story writer, essayist, educator, and the first democratically and legitimately elected president of the Dominican Republic for a brief time in 1963. Previously, he had been the leader of the Dominican opposition in exile to the dictatorial regime of Rafael Trujillo for over 25 years.