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Lech Walesa
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    As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I got politics and economics moving and then others took over. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I have always been and will be an enemy of communism, but I love all people. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course, the reforms are going in the right direction. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    The program of our movement stems from the fundamental moral laws and order. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being. Lech-WalesaLech Walesa
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    This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity. Lech-Walesa/">Lech Walesa
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    We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. Lech-Walesa/">Lech Walesa
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    We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions. Lech-Walesa/">Lech Walesa
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    What until then seemed impossible to achieve has become a fact of life. We have won the right to association in trade unions independent from the authorities, founded and shaped by the working people themselves. Lech-Walesa/">Lech Walesa