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Angela Merkel Quotes

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The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
- Angela Merkel

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It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.
- Angela Merkel

Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.
- Angela Merkel

Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.
- Angela Merkel

 

As politicians we have to react to the fact that many
people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.
- Angela Merkel

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection,
one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe:
You should now what our priorities are.
For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
- Angela Merkel

In Europe it is particularly important that we build
good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility
because Europe can only be build together.
- Angela Merkel

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In the German football team players from different
clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch.
In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social
Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction.
- Angela Merkel

Above all it is important to point out that we can
only maintain our prosperity in Europe if we belong
to the most innovative regions in the world.
- Angela Merkel

This multicultural approach, saying that we simply
live side by side and live happily with each other has failed.
Utterly failed.
- Angela Merkel

At the beginning of the 60's our country called the
foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country.
We kidded ourselves a while, we said:
'They won't stay,
sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality.
- Angela Merkel

The question is not whether we are able to change but
whether we are changing fats enough.
- Angela Merkel

From this experience we have learned that in a big
party it is important to have the necessary and often
controversial discussions on policy issues such as
the health system while in opposition.
- Angela Merkel

The people in East Germany have lived through so many
changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country,
and they did this often with great enthusiasm.
But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations.
- Angela Merkel

I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money.
This crisis did not come about because we issued too
little money but because we created economic growth
with too much money and it was not sustainable growth.
- Angela Merkel

I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep
up to date with the Bundesliga.
And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.
- Angela Merkel

I think that the EU with the Lisbon agenda has put
the right emphasis on growth and employment.
- Angela Merkel

It is a fact that, if I single out Germany,
our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
- Angela Merkel

That is why everyone in politics, and we do it,
must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
- Angela Merkel

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups
are all asking for changes,
but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears
when it affects the core of their own interests.
- Angela Merkel

I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women
who put in just as much effort as the footballers.
For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers
but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
- Angela Merkel

Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become
more visible in EU politics and to achieve this,
we need a political impulse.
It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are.
- Angela Merkel

We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity -
that is what defines us.
Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here.
- Angela Merkel

That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else.
Nobody thought at the time that our team would get
through to the Final against Brazil.
We should remember that this summer.
- Angela Merkel

On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda -
we will see if this problem can be resolved or not.
I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit,
which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics.
- Angela Merkel

Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics
knows that earning money isn't the top priority.
- Angela Merkel

Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive
in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry -
especially the medium sized businesses -
and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness.
- Angela Merkel

For a few years, more people have been leaving our
country than entering it.
Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles
for those who bring the country forward.
- Angela Merkel

I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me,
if that's what you're hinting at.
The story of the bicycles - and there were three of
them which were stolen from me -
I've dealt with it well.
- Angela Merkel

Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns,
and he is doing it again now, by not telling people
what is really necessary.
He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues,
those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
- Angela Merkel

I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn.
Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team.
Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened.
It was bad luck.
In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on.
- Angela Merkel

It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few
clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions.
At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay -
by watching the games and consuming the goods and services
advertised on sports TV programmes.
- Angela Merkel

Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It does not require great learning to be a Christian
and be convinced of the truth of the Bible.
It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
- Albert Barnes

I think that the good and the great are only separated
by the willingness to sacrifice.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
- Marianne Williamson

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger,
and a mental willingness to endure it.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I don't think that bravery is about skin.
Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
- Richard Gere

The understanding of art depends finally upon one's
willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life.
- Ralph Ellison

By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency,
there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures
to try to deal with the inflation.
- Paul A. Volcker

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought
of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's
own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive
any number of hits on the nose.
- Wilfred Owen

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Willingness to be damned for the glory of God.
- Samuel Hopkins

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those
that you care for to be what they choose for themselves
without any insistence that they satisfy you.
- Wayne Dyer

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret
than our willingness to choose life.
- Leo Buscaglia

I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness
to listen and compromise on issues.
- Dennis Moore

The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual
willingness to exchange views,
and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

You need the willingness to fail all the time.
- John Backus

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there
is the willingness to think.
- Chuck Jones

Willingness to change is a strength,
even if it means plunging part of the company into
total confusion for a while.
- Jack Welch

Love is not a feeling of happiness.
Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
- Michael Novak

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
- Robert Anthony

Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability
to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence,
would then the faith be dead?
- Clifford D. Simak

Israel's willingness to cooperate closely with the U.S.
in protecting American interests in the region altered
her image in the eyes of many officials in Washington.
- Yitzhak Rabin

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us
to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
- Barbara Jordan

Through our willingness to help others we can learn
to be happy rather than depressed.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice
for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
- Jeff Miller

I have numerous people who have expressed a willingness to be plaintiffs.
- Michael Newdow

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus.
It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
- Billy Sunday

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would
be very wary of any military action in the light of
Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
- George Carey


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