The best Quotes by Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The best Quotes by Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier (born 5 January 1956) is a German politician serving as president of Germany since 19 March 2017.

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With clear language and undaunted diplomacy, he has significantly shaped the United States of America and post-war global politics.
December 2023
Queen Elizabeth II helped mending the wounds caused by World War II. Britain offered Germany the hand of conciliation. And the hand of conciliation was the hand of the Queen.
September 2022
Older people have deep and terrible memories renewed, younger people are struck by a horror they never deemed to be possible: There's war in Europe.
March 2022
There's lots do discuss about the growing distance between western countries and Russia. But there's nothing to discuss about the dangers of a war in eastern Europe, which Russia has to be held accountable for.
February 2022
Angela Merkel was formative for our reunited country and for our country's image in the world; formative for a whole generation of young men and women.
October 2021
The greatest danger for all of us begins with forgetting. With no longer remembering what we inflict upon one another when we tolerate antisemitism and racism in our midst.
January 2021
Let's use this chance together with an America governed by Joe Biden, to renew the power of reason in our societies.
November 2020
It is not enough to be "not a racist". We have to be anti-racist!
(as President of Germany) - June 2020
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I dare saying that in regard of protecting us from Corona, a mask that may be uncomfortable is way more effective than a tin foil hat.
(as President of Germany) - May 2020
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This pandemic isn't a war. Countries aren't opposing each other. It is a test of humanity. It calls for the worst and the best in us. Let's show each other our best.
(as President of Germany) - April 2020
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Our united Europe is based on a promise: No more nationalism, no more war on our continent, no more racism, hate and violence!
(as President of Germany) - August 2019
No armies, no war, no oppression - but words have the ability to change the course of things.
(as Foreign-Minister of Germany) - February 2015

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Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
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There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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Before this war, I was opposed to membership of Ukraine in NATO because I feared that it would start exactly the process that we have seen now. Now that this process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine under these conditions is no longer meaningful. I believe Ukrainian membership in NATO would be an appropriate outcome.
Henry Kissinger - January 2023
When I was a boy, it never occurred to me that one day I might participate at the birthday of a German Chancellor. But that was before I knew that smoking four packs of cigarettes and consuming ten Coca-Colas a day guaranteed longevity.
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.
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - July 2020, Speech at the European Parliament
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.
Angela 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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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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A two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the long-term security of both the Israeli and the Palestinian people.
To make sure Israelis and Palestinians alike live in equal measure of freedom and dignity, we will not give up on working towards that goal.
Joe Biden - November 2023
We must, without equivocation, denounce antisemitism.
We must, without equivocation, denounce Islamophobia.

To all of you hurting: You belong.

You're all America.
Joe Biden - Oktober 2023
The vast majority of Palestinians are not Hamas. And Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people.
Joe Biden - Oktober 2023
There is no justification for terrorism. My commitment to Israel's security and the safety of Jewish people is unshakable. The United States has Israel's back.
Joe Biden - Oktober 2023
Stop the war! Admit that this is a war against an entire nation and stop it!
Dmitry Glukhovsky - Juni 2022
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
What have we even done? We've turned the Russian army - the second army in the world - into what? Who the f*ck knows. What kind of army are we if we couldn't even manage with itty bitty Ukraine?
Yevgeny Prigozhin - April 2023
It's our "white" responsibility to make sure people who speak out about racism are safe at all times. This means ending structural racism in our societies, authorities and media.
Nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.
Nationalists are saying, "you're disrespecting our flag." Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism.
Steve Kerr - September 2017
Now, more than any time in our history, we will be judged by our capacity for compassion. Our ability to come through this, won't just be down to what government or businesses do, but by the individual acts of kindness that we show each other.
Rishi Sunak - March 2020
Maintaining confidence in international trade will be critical to the broader economic recovery in the post-Covid world.
Last year, Covid-19 kept us apart. This year, we are finally together again.
Joe Biden - March 2022, State of the Union Address
How many girls born today are going to be named Elizabeth?
Dream - September 2022
There can be no poetry after Auschwitz.
As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.
Gentlemen, we interfered, we are interfering and we will interfere.
Yevgeny Prigozhin - November 2022, about interfering in US elections
Crazy times we're living in. I used to cough to hide a fart, now I'm farting to hide a cough.
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I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!
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Our final goal must be to create the United States of Europe.
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Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.
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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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Jewish communities are warning their members to avoid specific places for their own safety - today, here in Germany, almost 80 years after the Holocaust.
Robert Habeck - November 2023
We've been lied to a lot by the Kreml for at least one-and-a-half years. So obviously, the whole world looks at the Kreml when a former close confidant of Putin literally falls out of the sky, two months after he launched a rebellion.
Annalena Baerbock - August 2023
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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