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!
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - September 20191
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The Germans have six months of winter and six months of no summer.
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Germany... a country whose idea of a bedtime story is two children being left to die in the forest, before nearly being cooked and eaten and then murdering an old woman.
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Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.
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In Germany, success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.
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Germany... where the national motto is, "let's stick to the present, shall we?"
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Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.
I don't believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can't learn in Berlin except the German language.
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.
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.
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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.
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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 20211
Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
Education is the most powerful weapon you can choose to change the world.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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.
Nationalists are saying, "you're disrespecting our flag." Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism.
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God judges men by their hearts, not by the color of their skins.
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I think it's better to leave with decorum and great dignity.
Jiji in Kiki’s Delivery Service
If it is meant for you, you won't have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.