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One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
by Markus Wolf

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
return them, and give them away without any scruples;
while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
- Markus Wolf

We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West.
We weren't too successful - I would have said unfortunately in former years,
but I don't care anymore now.
- Markus Wolf

Making use of human weaknesses in intelligence work is a logical matter.
It keeps coming up, and of course you try to look at
all the aspects that interest you in a human being.
- Markus Wolf

What we wanted from an agent depended on what he brought in.
- Markus Wolf

 

At our college we were taught a universal approach
to find out about a person:
what problems the person has,
what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings.
- Markus Wolf

I tried to instill a different motivation,
to give them the security and the conviction that they
were doing something good,
something necessary, something useful -
if you want to use a grandiose expression,
that they were doing something for peace.
- Markus Wolf

I feel that I, and the people under my command,
tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting
agents which were also used by other intelligence services;
adopting also means like pressure,
money, sex - but that did not characterize my service.
- Markus Wolf

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Most of the results of using technical bugging devices
were of little importance for my service.
It may have been different in counter-intelligence,
where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot
of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in.
- Markus Wolf

You can't do anything if a person says no.
In such a case, there's nothing you can do -
unlike the popular cliche that pressure is exerted,
or that maybe an unwilling source is done away with.
- Markus Wolf

There were some tragic cases of women whose love was abused,
who for a certain time procured important documents or information,
not knowing who for, what service they worked for,
and for a variety reasons got jailed,
were tried and sentenced.
- Markus Wolf

The particular feature of Berlin - well,
all you need to do is look at the map:
the geographical position of the city right in the heart of Europe,
and the separation of the most powerful two blocs we've ever had in history,
which went all the way through Germany.
- Markus Wolf

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford


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