The best Quotes by Konrad Adenauer

The best Quotes by Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman who served as the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963.

Falling down isn't dangerous or shameful. Not getting up is both.
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Become unpopular first, or people want perceive you seriously.
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I usually agree with what God did, but putting limits on intelligence without putting limits on stupidity wasn't a great move.
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Experiences are like seeds that grow wisdom.
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Our final goal must be to create the United States of Europe.
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When other people think you're done - that's when you have to really get started!
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If two people always share the same opinion, both have no value.
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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
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And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up!
Alfred in Batman - Begins
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There's winning and there's losing - and in life both will happen. What is never acceptable to me is quitting.
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I really think everyone should be important enough to just one other person on this freaking planet to be fought for. Even me. And nobody’s fighting for me. So I’m done.
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The number of "followers" you have does not make you better than anyone else. Hitler had millions, Jesus had 12.
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How others see you is not important. How you see yourself is everything.
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Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right.
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Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
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I'm strong, because I've been weak.
I'm fearless, because I've been afraid.
I am wise, because I've been foolish.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
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We all know that Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective. We want them to live with us for the European dream.
I feel that people in Europe are different from Americans - I think your soul is a little deeper.
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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The European Union cannot be compared to the United States. America is a nation, but Europe is not. Europe is a continent of many different nations with their own identities, traditions and languages. Robbing them of their national democracies does not create a European democracy - it destroys democracy in Europe.
Europe resembles a fine riverboat that was launched on a still ocean in 2000. And then the first storm that hit it, in 2008, started creating serious structural problems for it. We started leaking water. And of course, the people in the third class, as in the Titanic, start feeling the drowning effects first.
In the beginning of a jorney, no one knows what to expect. They might have a vague idea the road ahead could be rough. That's what makes new beginnings so exciting. You don't know what will happen until it's over.
Sam Gardner in Atypical - Season 4
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Beginnings can be painful. But that doesn't mean they're bad.
Sam Gardner in Atypical - Season 4
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Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.
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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.
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There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
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All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
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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
Putin has started a war because he can't stand individual freedoms of the people. Because Ukraine has become a threat to his dictatorship with their longing for freedom. Dictators fear freedom. That's why he must not be successful with this war, because that would mean that dictators can attack freedom.
Robert Habeck - 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
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.
In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.
Donald Trump - November 2022
Our world has become more restless and rough; it is changing at a breathtaking pace. We also cope with headwinds. This does not make the challenges of our time any smaller.
Olaf Scholz - December 2023
Terror will not win, hatred will not prevail. Israel has every right to defend and to protect itself and its citizens. In this dark hour, Germany and France stand firmly by Israel's side.
Olaf Scholz - Oktober 2023
With clear language and undaunted diplomacy, he has significantly shaped the United States of America and post-war global politics.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - 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.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - September 2022
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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