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Gijs de Vries Quotes and Sayings

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Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries

Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought,
under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime.
- Gijs de Vries

Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

 

We remain vulnerable.
There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

It's important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally,
nationally and internationally.
- Gijs de Vries

The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism
from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

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I remain optimistic.
What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world
is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
- Gijs de Vries

Muslim organisations tend to have a low level of organisation.
The communities in Europe are quite diverse.
- Gijs de Vries

We are familiar with terrorism.
But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new.
- Gijs de Vries

The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe
that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam
is incompatible with democracy.
- Gijs de Vries

The violent radicals do not legitimately represent
the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

If you exchange information internationally,
you must strengthen data protection.
Those are two sides of the same coin.
- Gijs de Vries

There is a series of sectors which could be severely
disrupted by terrorist attacks,
particularly if they were to happen in several member states simultaneously.
- Gijs de Vries

The central role in the fight against terrorism is
with national authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida's
most important objective -
to trigger revolutions.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between
Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe.
We should draw strength from that fact.
- Gijs de Vries

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount
of information one can share.
Confidentiality is essential.
- Gijs de Vries

The idea is to have global standards.
There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard,
it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries

If information ends up in the wrong hands,
the lives of people very often are immediately at risk.
- Gijs de Vries

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep
full control over their police forces,
security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

We're still stymied by the old stand-off between those
who wish to fight terrorism and resistance fighters.
- Gijs de Vries

The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created
to help border forces in Europe cooperate more.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise.
- Gijs de Vries

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism.
Among millions of poor people in the world,
only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

If you combat an international phenomenon,
it is indispensable to share information internationally.
- Gijs de Vries

We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside
and from within that is provided not only to our foreign
ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers.
- Gijs de Vries

I have never come across a technology that doesn't change.
This is inevitable.
You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
- Gijs de Vries

We still lack a global definition of terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal
physical risk people have gone to the polls and have
rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home.
- Gijs de Vries

You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty
than national security and intelligence services.
- Gijs de Vries

Police forces collect information to be used in a public
court to get people convicted.
Security services gather information that does not
necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in
many cases needs to remain confidential.
- Gijs de Vries

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual,
just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Personal transformation can and does have global effects.
As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.
The revolution that will save the world
is ultimately a personal one.
- Marianne Williamson

So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists
are able to step away from the power of the media and
the way it controls things,
and go on doing their own things.
- Thom Yorke

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to
the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
- Allen Ginsberg

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist,
is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait,
and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
- Terrence Howard

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

I'm doing my work in an environment that's ultimately about dollars and cents.
- Marguerite Moreau

A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference,
and the spiritual glorification of difference,
as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
- Andrew Cohen

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell

If the movie's well made and it's about things that count,
people will ultimately see the depth in it.
- Roland Joffe

The Rubicons which women must cross,
the sex barriers which they must breach,
are ultimately those that exist in their own minds.
- Freda Adler

But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art,
pure and simple.
- Leo Ornstein

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
- Marcus Garvey

A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own,
and not in what it can borrow from others.
- Indira Gandhi

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
- Jean Anouilh

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man
and ultimately defeat him.
- Russell Baker

There can be no vulnerability without risk;
there can be no community without vulnerability;
there can be no peace,
and ultimately no life, without community.
- M. Scott Peck

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity,
the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
- Robert Kennedy

I do not know that any writer has supposed that on
this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food.
- Thomas Malthus

Yazoo was Vince's sound ultimately.
At the time Vince and I got together he had only recorded
one album with Depeche and Depeche were to go on to greater things.
- Alison Moyet

Regardless of what people ultimately think about Crazy As Hell,
It's not the type of film that, ten minutes after seeing it,
you're only focused on what you want to eat.
- Eriq La Salle

And we made decisions on each of those matters which
were ultimately upheld by the courts.
- Lloyd Cutler

This crisis is not simply a more severe version of
the usual business cycle recession,
the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
- Timothy Geithner

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;
they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the
consequences of this resistance.
- Philip K. Dick

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise
that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful
and ultimately in excellent condition.
- Douglas Sirk

You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth,
and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of:
Heaven on earth,
at it's best.
- Ben Nicholson

Acting allows me to explore new worlds,
to discover characters by delving into their lives,
and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
- Pierce Brosnan

The world ultimately is what we say it is.
- David Friedrich Strauss


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