Quotes

10 Quotes filtered by Germany

I've spent my life fighting the Germans and fighting the politicians. It is much easier to fight the Germans.

Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Category: Germany, Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Countries, Germany, Politicians (as a species), Politics

I do not stare at a gentleman in distress.

Arthur Balfour 1919

On the German emissary at the Versailles Peace Conference

Category: Germany, World War I

Tags: Arthur Balfour, Countries, Germany, World Politics, World War I

Kenneth Clarke: Isn't it terrible about losing to the Germans at our national sport, Prime Minister?

Margaret Thatcher: I shouldn't worry too much - we've beaten them twice this century at theirs.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1990

Following England's loss to Germany in the 1990 World Cup Soccer Semi Final

Category: Germany, Football, Repartee

Tags: Countries, Football, Germany, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous, Repartee

They are all a rotten lot. Schmidt and the Americans and we are the only people who would do any standing up and fighting if necessary.

Margaret Thatcher 07/1979

On fellow European leaders

Category: Europe & America, Germany

Tags: America, Countries, Europe & America, Germany, Margaret Thatcher

It has been suggested by some people in this country that I and my Government will be a 'soft touch' in the Community. In case such a rumour may have reached your ears, Mr Chancellor, it is only fair to advise you frankly to dismiss it, as my colleagues did long ago! I intend to be very discriminating in judging what are British interests and I shall be resolute in defending them.

Margaret Thatcher 05/1979

At a dinner with Helmut Schmidt

Category: Germany, Europe & Britain

Tags: Countries, Europe & Britain, Germany, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

If there is one instance in which a foreign policy I pursued met with unambiguous failure, it was my policy on German reunification.

Margaret Thatcher 1993

Category: Germany

Tags: Countries, Germany, Margaret Thatcher

All part of my vision of a wider Europe.

Margaret Thatcher 11/1990

On the fall of the Berlin Wall

Category: Germany, EU Enlargement

Tags: Countries, EU Enlargement, Germany, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

If I were a German today, I would be proud, proud but also worried. I would be proud of the magnificent achievement of rebuilding my country, entrenching democracy and assuming the undoubtedly preponderant position in Europe. But a united Germany can't and won't subordinate its national interests in economic or in foreign policy to those of the Community indefinitely. Germany's new pre-eminence is a fact - and its power is a problem - as much for Germans as for the rest of Europe.

Margaret Thatcher 15/05/1992

Category: Germany

Tags: Countries, Germany, Margaret Thatcher

The future will belong to the Germans... ...when we build the House of Europe. In the next two years, we will make the process of European integration irreversible. This is a really big battle but it is worth the fight.

Helmut Kohl 10/1996

Category: Germany, European Integration

Tags: Countries, European Integration, Germany, Helmut Kohl, Policy

I am not the German Tony Blair. Nor am I the German Bill Clinton. I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany, responsible for Germany. I don't want to be a copy of anyone.

Gerhard Schroeder

Category: Germany

Tags: Countries, Gerhard Schroeder, Germany

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The thought of being President frightens me, and I do not think I want the job.

Ronald Reagan

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