Quotes and Sayings about German Unity

Quotes and Sayings about German Unity

My aim remains, if history approves, to unite our country.
Berlin will live and the Wall will fall!
Willy Brandt - 10. November 1989
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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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People of the world - look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.
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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.
Angela Merkel - September 2022

Unity in the Heart: The German Reunification

The German reunification - a moving chapter that tore down the walls of the past. "Together we are strong," a phrase that shone in this moment of unity. Here you can find Quotes and sayings that make unity come alive. One country, two hearts, inseparably united. A triumph of hope that shows dreams can indeed come true.

In 1989, the Berlin Wall and all the walls of Soviet domination, they fell. They fell! And the people prevailed.
Joe Biden - March 2022, Speech in Warsaw
When the train of German Unity starts rolling, we better make sure no one's run over.
Willy Brandt - 25.02.1990
After 40 years one shouldn't lie to the people about the chances of a German reunion. There are none.
Gerhard Schröder - June 12th 1989
Mr. Gorbatschow, tear down this wall!
Now, what belongs together, will grow together.
This moment is one of the happiest in my life.
Helmut Kohl - October 2nd 1990

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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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Berlin - the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.
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You're crazy, child, you should go to Berlin.
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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As soon as you come into Berlin, it's over with peachiness and elegance.
In the face of God, all people are from Berlin.
These days, space is less dangerous than the streets of Berlin.
I don't believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can't learn in Berlin except the German language.
Life is too short to learn German.
Richard Porson (britischer klassischer Philologe) - 25.12.1759 - 25.09.1808
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The Germans have six months of winter and six months of no summer.
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German literacy ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it.
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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.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
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The Germans and many others have the gift to make science inaccessible.
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The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
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In Germany, success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.
Gerhard Schröder - about Germany dropping out of the EURO 2000
Germany... where the national motto is, "let's stick to the present, shall we?"
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The new Thor movie is out today. I haven't been looking forward to Hammertime this much since 1989.
Jimmy Carr - October 2013
We are not chosen - we are elected. We're looking to talk to everyone who care about this democracy.
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The best way of predicting the future is shaping it.
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In a leading position, character is often more important than knowledge or intelligence.
In politics, you need a feeling for what's possible and what's reasonable.
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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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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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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What did I learn in 2021? I learned that nobody learned anything in 2020.
Penn Parker in Death to 2021
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes.
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I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
It can be done this way, or that way. I prefer this way.
Gerhard Schröder - 2003, about the tax reform
We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
(Plattenfirma) - 1962, to The Beatles
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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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