Quotes and Sayings about Germany



"There is more than enough room in the world for Germany and Britain."
- John Amery
(Related: Germany, World)

"We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Germany)

"When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them."
- John Badham
(Related: Germany, Popular)

"The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: France, Germany, Italy)

"There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, Germany, Spain)

"The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Heart, Positive, Germany, World)

"It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Germany, Heroes, Needs, Silly, Tennis)

"No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don't believe anything could change in our relations."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Change, Germany, Will, World)

"In Germany I am not so famous."
- Hans Berger
(Related: Famous, Germany)

"I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another's houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany."
- Pete Best
(Related: Time, Germany, Houses)

"The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Building, Germany, Girls, Night, Pretty)

"It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Germany)

"I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Experience, Time, France, Germany, Old, World, Years)

"I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?"
- Tommy Bond
(Related: America, Germany, Living, states, United)

"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Peace, Alliance, EnglForce, Germany, Intentions)

"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

"The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Economy, Germany, Now, Production)

"That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Germany, President, states, United, Will)

"I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, First, Germany, Problems, states, United)

"Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: War, People, Cause, Dictatorship, Europe, Germany, Suffering, World)

"It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Power, People, Germany, Interest, Military, Struggle, World)

"Most of the victims of Nazi aggression were before the war less well off than Germany. They should not be expected by Germany to bear, unaided, the major costs of Nazi aggression."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: War, Aggression, Germany, Victims)

"Provision was also made for the distribution of Germany's foreign assets among the Allies."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Germany)

"The American people want peace. They have long since ceased to talk of a hard or a soft peace for Germany."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, People, American, Germany, Talk, Want)

"The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany to provide the necessary means to pay for approved imports has not been accomplished, although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Economy, Germany)

"We favor the economic unification of Germany. If complete unification cannot be secured, we shall do everything in our power to secure the maximum possible unification."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Power, Germany)

"The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Countries, Germany, Now, Spain, Turkey)

"That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Art, Design, People, Germany, Responsibility, School)

"It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II to go from the end of the war to a national election."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: War, End, Germany, Months, Post, World, World war)

"In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum."
- John Carpenter
(Related: England, Germany, Horror)

"My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Freedom, Germany, states, United)

"World War II... did not happen to everyone, but it happened to most. There were people from Germany who were throwing bombs at us."
- Graham Chapman
(Related: War, People, Bombs, Germany, World, World war)

"Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world."
- Christo
(Related: War, End, Europe, Germany, World)

"I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany."
- David Clennon
(Related: Class, Climate, Country, Germany, Saying)

"When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s, the middle class was destroyed, which led directly to the rise of the Nazis."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Class, Germany, Inflation, Middle class)

"I was in Germany when the wall came down."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Germany)

"I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin, it's too huge and empty and imposing, but Munich was good."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Germany)

"There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Time, Ability, France, Germany, Losing, Nations, states, United, Will)

"Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times - allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 - I emphatically denounce such comments as false."
- Paul Crouch
(Related: Germany)

"We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. I remember once when we were playing Dresden in Germany."
- Dixie Dean
(Related: Denmark, Germany)

"The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Germany, Tears)

"I could stay in Germany and start my coaching career there. I did not want to."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Career, Coaching, Germany, Want)

"We don't mind that we still have troops in Germany, or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea. But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: Danger, Germany, Iraq, Mind, Troops)

"When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German. But my wife didn't want to live in Germany."
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: Wife, Thought, Germany, Want)

"We will not send troops. Germany is not committed to Iraq - we will not commit ourselves with troops."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Germany, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Power, Mistake, Failure, Challenge, Germany, World)

"Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Germany, World)

"A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany, for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that, while militarily impotent, is industrially active."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Peace, Germany, Rest)

"The present danger which this country faces is at least as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan. Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country, as we know it, may cease to exist."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Country, Danger, Faces, Germany, May, Present)

"A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Germany, Guilt, Will, Years)

"The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: People, Knowledge, Building, Revolution, Germany, Party)

"Shortly afterwards my father told me that he might be going into the Eastern Zone of Germany. At that time my own mind was closer to his than it had ever been before, because he also believed that they are at least trying to build a new world."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Time, Father, Germany, Mind, Trying, World, Zone)

"At this time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Germany and Russia to fight each other to death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"I was in the underground until I left Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Germany)

"Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Germany, Risk, Russia)

"I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Power, Germany)

"At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"I found out about the Spanish war because I was in Germany when it began."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: War, Germany)

"For us, genocide was the gas chamber - what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Genocide, Germany)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Being, Country, Europe, Germany, Television)

"Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France, a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Bargain, Country, Disgrace, France, Germany, Name)

"That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Strength, Germany, Will, Word)

"Well yes so far, I was recently in Germany and they had me do six book signings a day and that was too much so I had them cut it down to about three. It becomes taxing at times but its a lot of fun and you meet a lot of nice people."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: People, Day, Fun, Germany)

"The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany."
- Franz Halder
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Military, Reason, Will)

"It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Dad, American, Germany, Kids, Meeting, School, Schools, Service)

"The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Germany, Nations, Right, Trade)

"It was fear. He didn't want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me - I spoke with him many times - that they couldn't afford to let Germany build up again. They'd been invaded twice, and he wasn't willing to have it happen again."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Fear, Germany, United, Want)

"Some fatherlands are difficult. Germany is one of them. But it is our fatherland. Here is where we live and work."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Work, Germany)

"Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Action, Germany, Want, Water, Wind)

"I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich, Germany and other similar orchestras."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Work, Germany, Orchestras)

"In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler, but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war; have not yet been republished there."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: War, Germany)

"Today, Germany is on the borders of Europe everywhere."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Europe, Germany, Today)

"Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Power, Germany, Will, World)

"America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single but Germany held out and refused. Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany. Now America imports it!"
- Peter Hook
(Related: America, Germany, Now)

"I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Money, Family, American, Country, Germany, Living, May)

"It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?"
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Europe, France, Germany, Will)

"We look in... Germany for a superstar. We began with 10,000 people, which applied. From these 10,000, 100 was selected. The jury is unbelievably competent."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: People, Germany, Jury)

"If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Countries, Germany, Italy, Stress, Television)

"Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Distrust, Europe, Germany, Growing up, Years)

"But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Fear, Character, Germany, Will)

"Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Education, Balance, Children, Country, Germany)

"Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Strength, Europe, Germany)

"We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Germany, Iraq)

"The National Socialist Party in Austria never tried to hide its inclination for a greater Germany."
- Arthur Seyss Inquart
(Related: Germany, Party)

"It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: War, Germany)

"My greetings to you, my Germany."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: Germany, Greetings)

"My most profound confidence is however based upon the fact that at the head of Germany there stands a man by his entire development, his desires, and striving can only have been destined by fate to lead our people into a brighter future."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: People, Development, Confidence, Fact, Fate, Future, Germany)

"You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Germany)

"A Germany team should not be afraid going into a tournament. History shows that we can raise the level of our game when it matters."
- Oliver Kahn
(Related: History, Germany)

"Some have said it is the easiest group at the World Cup, but we realize it won't be like that. Germany are a tremendous side, but to be honest I don't know much about Cameroon and Saudi Arabia."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Germany, World)

"When, at the end of the 1960s, I became interested in the Nazi era, it was a taboo subject in Germany. No one spoke about it anymore, no more in my house than anywhere else."
- Anselm Kiefer
(Related: End, Germany)

"If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed, the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and urgently strive toward a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Effort, Germany, Military, Nations, United)

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Legal, Forget, Germany)

"I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication market started and it continually just did not happen."
- Werner Klemperer
(Related: Germany)

"And then '74 as I mentioned and then the 1990 world cup was our team was the team of the reunification you know, so we were the team for both sides of Germany so now, you know throughout the last 16 years, we've melted together. And now comes the next milestone."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Germany, Now, World, Years)

"Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Time, Dancing, Germany, School)

"I'm in the booth and first of all, I'm from Germany and I had never heard a gospel in my life."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Life, First, Germany)

"Germany's fate is decided first and foremost in Europe. Reconciliation and cooperation in Europe have brought us freedom, peace and prosperity. Who would have dared to believe so much 50 years ago?"
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Peace, Cooperation, Europe, Fate, First, Freedom, Germany, Prosperity, Years)

"Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Compromise, Country, Germany, Needs)

"Russia is Germany's most important neighbor in the East, and it will remain so."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Germany, Russia, Will)

"For me it is completely clear that our air bases in Germany would be available to the Americans."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Americans, Germany)

"You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany... Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Goal, Europe, Germany, Overcoming, Service, Unity)

"I'm proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously. I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things, which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany."
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Life, Fact, Germany)

"I don't see a film industry in Germany. They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?"
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Culture, Film, Germany)

"Unanimously we will confess and pledge ourselves to stand behind the Fuehrer and his movement today and forever and thereby to be of service to the idea of eternal Germany."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Idea, Germany, Service, Today, Will)

"I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: War, People, Effort, Examination, First, Germany, Law, School)

"Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. Hitler probably thought he was a wonderful guy doing some wonderful and righteous work for Germany."
- Martin Landau
(Related: Work, Thought, Germany)

"I grew up in the time of Germany after the war."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Time, War, Germany)

"Then this will only prove again and again, that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Act, Germany, Will)

"In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area. It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany, and is one the most successful carriers in Europe."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: Successful, Airplanes, Europe, Germany)

"Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!"
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Work, Country, France, Freedom, Will, Workers)

"In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: War, Victory, Circumstances, EnglEurope, Germany, Russia)

"I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Peace, Victory, Europe, Germany, Result, Understanding)

"But the same intelligence compels Germany to practise the same policy."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Germany)

"Germany has been born anew."
- Robert Ley
(Related: Germany)

"We believe that Almighty God has sent us Adolf Hitler so that he may rid Germany of the hypocrites and Pharisees."
- Robert Ley
(Related: God, Germany, May)

"What is good for Germany is right, and everything that harms Germany is wrong."
- Robert Ley
(Related: Germany, Right, Wrong)

"The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold its tongue between its teeth."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Germany, Right, Tongue)

"The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Love, Germany, Mothers)

"All those years we'd spent learning these chops, and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Business, People, Germany, Learning, Night, Nothing, Play, Punk, Years)

"The most I've smoked in a day was over an ounce, in Germany."
- Method Man
(Related: Day, Germany)

"I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them."
- Francois Mauriac
(Related: Love, Hope, Germany, Will)

"Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Denmark, Germany)

"The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: People, Enthusiasm, Country, Germany, Years)

"It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Growth, Fact, Germany, Unemployment)

"At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Beginning, Country, Germany, Now, Reality, Will, Workers)

"I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Idea, Germany, Now, Priorities, Problems, Reflection, Unemployment)

"Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Idea, America, Country, Expression, France, Germany, Russia, Writers)

"With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Nations)

"In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany to confine William II in an insane asylum."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Friend, Day, Germany)

"Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Belgium, Day, Germany, Paris)

"I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Intelligence, Germany, Military, Office)

"I've always traveled, as a kid my parents moved me around, a different place in Germany every four years. But I got the travel bug when I was a kid, living in different countries."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Travel, Countries, Germany, Living, Parents, Years)

"We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Germany)

"I think this could be our best victory over Germany since the war."
- John Motson
(Related: War, Victory, Germany)

"There wasn't much work around at the time, I think I found a bit in Germany or something, but we played together and somehow the bassist Laurie Baker got involved as well - I can't remember exactly how."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Work, Time, Germany)

"The biggest trading partner of the United States is not West Germany or Japan, it's right here."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Germany, Right, states, United)

"I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: America, Germany)

"We ought to disarm Germany completely."
- George William Norris
(Related: Germany)

"The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives."
- George William Norris
(Related: Government, War, American, Congress, Germany, President, Reason, Ships)

"In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty."
- William Odom
(Related: War, Germany, Iraq, World, World war)

"We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations."
- John O'Neill
(Related: Germany, Now, Philosophy)

"To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Doubt, Germany)

"Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Fate, Germany, Names)

"We're here so that Afghanistan does not once again become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the way it was when al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks in the Kandahar area, conducted the initial training for the attackers in training camps in Afghanistan before they moved on to Germany and then to U.S. flight schools."
- David Petraeus
(Related: Afghanistan, Germany, Schools, Training)

"You have to remember that when I met Elvis, you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Germany, Growing up, states, Today)

"Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Financial, Decisions, Revolution, Germany)

"France has a very important relationship with Germany. But that does not mean that we agree about everything or that two of our universities or companies are not going to compete."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: France, Germany)

"A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss, who has already been quoted and already been heard today, and other creative people, laid the foundation stone for the joint assertion of their rights and interests, they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany."
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Work, People, Rights, Germany, Today, Years)

"I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Music, Time, Germany, Identity, Musicians, Years)

"The SA is, and remains, Germany's destiny."
- Ernst Rohm
(Related: Destiny, Germany)

"Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Peace, War, Science, Body, Cancer, Germany, Justice, World)

"You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Europe, France, Germany, Old, Thinking)

"The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany."
- George Santayana
(Related: Germany)

"With the aid of this credit policy, however, Germany created an armament second to none, and this armament in turn made possible the results of our policy."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Policy, Credit, Germany, Results)

"The Jews must realize that their influence in Germany has disappeared for all time."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Time, Germany, Influence)

"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)

"Germany stays and falls with the success of the policy of Hitler."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Success, Policy, Germany)

"Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession, and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory will be made available to Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Earth, Germany, Possession, Will)

"The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Muslim, Fanaticism, Germany, Living, Majority, Religious)

"There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Books, Dogs, Germany, Infinite, Water, Writers)

"Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal."
- Max Schmeling
(Related: War, Victory, Fight, Germany, Nothing)

"We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Growth, Germany, Investment)

"Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Germany, Want)

"Germany is very free-trade oriented."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Germany)

"I am not the German Tony Blair. Nor am I the German Bill Clinton. I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany, responsible for Germany. I don't want to be a copy of anyone."
- Gerhard Schroeder
(Related: Germany, Want)

"After all, we didn't bring democracy to Germany in 1945; Hitler destroyed democracy there first."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Democracy, First, Germany)

"People's ability to forget what they do not want to know, to overlook what is before their eyes, was seldom put to the test better than in Germany at that time."
- W. G. Sebald
(Related: Time, People, Ability, Eyes, Forget, Germany, Want)

"I have German Shepherds that I train and have brought back to Germany. I love going there."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Love, Germany)

"Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise, that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Benefits, Elderly, First, Tax, Germany, Retirement, Security, Workers)

"We... our war began September the 3rd 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time, with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: War, Time, Children, Danger, England, Germany, State)

"It is important to remember that some of the most serious thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible with the cultures of Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Thought, America, Democracy, Germany, Italy, Russia)

"True, other countries are helping us. Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Countries, Day, Germany, Help, states, Will)

"Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Day, Germany, Help, states, Will)

"I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Life, Peace, Draft, Germany, May, Want, Will)

"I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: American, Attention, Germany, Italy)

"When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Age, Americans, France, Germany)

"Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: War, Americans, Germany, Italy)

"The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Germany, states, United)

"Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Children, Germany, Harvest)

"And so we went away to play, and we'd come back to Liverpool. And while we were doing this - 'cuz we did it for two years. And then we'd go to Germany, and that's where I met the Beatles."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Germany, Play, Years)

"Few people know that I grew up in Germany and that my family still lives there."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Family, People, Germany)

"The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German families and their American relatives led many to think that America would never join a second war against Germany."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Family, War, America, American, Germany, Relatives)

"Seeking fortunes in America led to Germany losing people, and the American continent received many people whose contributions are particularly clear in the agricultural and technical fields."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: People, America, American, Germany, Losing)

"This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict with the progressive ideas of socialism, for it had given the people nothing that could serve as a successful alternative to socialism."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Conflict, Germany, Nothing, Old, Socialism)

"The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Time, Courtesy, Germany)

"Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Greatness, Faults, Germany, Old, Symbol, Will)

"Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Greatness, EnglFaults, Germany, Old, Present, Worthiness)

"As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Army, Class, Germany, Old)

"Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: War, End, Germany, Historians, Loss, Meaning, Nothing, Participation, State)

"I must begin by saying something about the old Germany. That Germany, too, suffered from superficial judgment, because appearances and reality were not always kept apart in people's minds."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Germany, Judgment, Old, Reality, Saying)

"As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed. It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order, in its economic structure. Its thinking and feeling changed."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: War, Constitution, Feeling, Germany, Old, Order, Result, Thinking, World, World war)

"I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Germany, Politicians, Scientists, Will, World)

"Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had done their duty."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Country, Duty, France, Germany)

"Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Fantasy, Germany)

"May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Germany, Labor, May, United)

"I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Love, Desire, Germany, Help)

"The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Democracy, Fascism, Fighting, Germany, Struggle, Will)

"The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: American, Germany, states, United)

"In the Second World War, they're talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army."
- Rob Walton
(Related: War, Army, Germany, Talking, World, World war)

"If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Europe, Future, Germany, Historians, Nations, Past)

"If the British Fleet were lost or captured, the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany, a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Power, Life, Europe, Germany, Ships)

"I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional."
- Katarina Witt
(Related: First, Germany)

"Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Humor, People, Germany, Spirits, World)

"The particular feature of Berlin - well, all you need to do is look at the map: the geographical position of the city right in the heart of Europe, and the separation of the most powerful two blocs we've ever had in history, which went all the way through Germany."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: History, Heart, Europe, Germany, Right, Separation)

"Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune."
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Cause, Chicago, Germany)

"I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Leadership, War, Government, Germany, Saying, World, World war)