Quotes by Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German retired politician and scientist who served as the chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2021.

Angela Merkel belongs to the following categories: Politicians, German Chancellors

Quotes by Angela Merkel

In the face of Russias war against Ukraine, it can't be stressed enough how fortunate we were to see the events of 1989/90 happen in the way they did.

1990, German Unity, 1989Angela Merkel, September 2022
 
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I am convinced that we can design a great future, when we overcome distrust and resentments and go to work with joy in our hearts. That's what I always tried to do.

Angela Merkel, December 2021
 
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Watching 40 million people fall into chaos in Afghanistan because there's no electricity and no financial system - that can't be the strategy of the international community.

AfghanistanAngela Merkel, October 2021
 
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.

Democracy, German Unity, 2021Angela Merkel, October 2021, during the 31st Day of German Unity
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I am convinced that no force and no ideology can surpress the urge of the people for freedom, equality and peace in the long run.

Angela Merkel, August 2021
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We all want normality back, but we don't get normality back by ourselves - we only get it as a community and that's why we need to get more people vaccinated. Every vaccination is a small step towards normality for everyone.

Coronavirus, VaccinesAngela Merkel, July 2021
 
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My objective is to govern in a reasonable way until the last day that I am in charge.

Angela Merkel, January 2021
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These pictures have made me angry and sad. But I am certain that the American democracy will prove stronger than the rioters.

2021Angela Merkel, January 2021, about the US Capitol riots
 
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There's no denying that the coming days and weeks will be tough for our country - and that the situation won't change for some time.

CoronavirusAngela Merkel, New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
 
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If we don't practice enough social distancing before Christmas and then realize, it has been the last Christmas with our grandparents, we will be full of regrets.

Grandparents, CoronavirusAngela Merkel, December 2020
 
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I sincerely wish him all the best and am happy to work together with President Biden.

2020, Joe Biden, US ElectionsAngela Merkel, November 2020
 
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I believe in Europe. I am convinced by Europe. Not only as a heritage from the past, but as hope and a vision for the future.

European UnionAngela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), July 2020, Speech at the European Parliament
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We've got the first stage of the pandemic behind us. But it has to be clear that it's still the beginning of this pandemic.

CoronavirusAngela Merkel, May 2020
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This pandemic is a democratic disaster.

CoronavirusAngela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), April 2020
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Since the Reunion of Germany, or even since World War II, there has been no challenge to our country that demanded from us to work together as much as this one.

2020, CoronavirusAngela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), March 2020
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This is money well spent. If we ignore climate change, it's gonna cost us a lot more.

Conservation & Environment ProtectionAngela Merkel, September 2019
 
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Our constitution includes this wonderful article 1: "Human dignity is inviolable." What we're experiencing every day: Aggression against Jews, aggression against immigrants, violence and hate speech - that's what we have to stand up against!

Racism, DignityAngela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), September 2019
 
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The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.

Conservation & Environment ProtectionAngela Merkel
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If you don't like Munich, I don't know which part of Germany you could like.

MunichAngela Merkel, July 16th 2009, to Dmitry Medvedev
 
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Most of the things that we found out about ourselves are an essential part of every good party.

2010, Funny Politician QuotesAngela Merkel (about Wikileaks)
 
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