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Guy Verhofstadt Quotes and Sayings

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Crises are challenges, not calamities.
- Guy Verhofstadt

Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic
strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent.
- Guy Verhofstadt

That which concerns everyone must also be discussed
and approved by everyone.
- Guy Verhofstadt

Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of
enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety
at great risk to your own life? Conviction.
- Guy Verhofstadt

 

There is no miracle cure for the many problems of the world.
- Guy Verhofstadt

We don't want protectionism at the heart of the European Union.
- Guy Verhofstadt

The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion.
- Guy Verhofstadt

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Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance,
brothers in ideals and conviction.
It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond
in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations.
- Guy Verhofstadt

Individually, we do have our crises -
mostly from unexpected directions,
but so have all people from all ages.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because when I have been busy at the United Nations during crises,
it has meant working day and night.
- Pauline Frederick

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable
as a nation without crises.
- Andre Maurois

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater
our vital resources are than we had supposed.
- William James

Financial crises require governments.
- Timothy Geithner

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

I go through major crises every few months,
but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity.
I'm a weird kind of animal.
- Brian May

Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment.
The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises,
such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.
- Susan George

Have you heard a single national figure tell you all
of the crises of the recent past are not economic,
they're cultural?
- Newt Gingrich

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in
various kinds of crises and upheaval,
we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.
- James Levine

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage,
that they force us to think.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is a succession of crises and moments when we
have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.
- Jean Vanier

In international or national crises,
there are always questions of lack of confidence.
You have to change the minds of the people in order to get results.
- Harri Holkeri

Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises.
- Karl Liebknecht

Believe me, as one who has seen a number of international crises firsthand,
they cannot be handled without an understanding of history.
- Pierre Salinger

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical
intelligence didn't support the policy.
We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.
- Aldrich Ames

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because
the paper currency is redeemable in gold only.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

In crises the most daring course is often safest.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from,
and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are
often very intimate also.
- Seamus Heaney

We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression.
We're inheriting a situation - when people go back
and study major banking crises a quarter century from now,
the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is
going to be one of those crises.
- Larry Summers

Only under conditions of revolutionary crises do you
have the highest level of self-organization;
this is the Soviet type of organization,
which is to say, workers' councils, people's councils,
call them what you want, popular committees.
- Ernest Mandel

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger,
since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently;
but he is willing,
in great crises, to give even his life -
knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
- Aristotle

In short, our response as a party should be to work
to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies,
and work to make life worth living for mother and child,
rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis.
- Robert Casey

In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control;
we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence
in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

People are not perfect...
very often the relationships that are strongest are
those where people have worked through big crises,
but they've had to work through them.
So the challenge to us is to work through that.
- Patricia Hewitt

There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long,
underestimate the risks, want to do too little.
And it ultimately gets away from them,
and they end up spending more money,
causing much more damage to the economy.
- Timothy Geithner

Some think that by preparing to deal with crises you make them more likely.
I think the wiser judgment is the contrary.
In this area at least, if you want peace or stability,
it's better to prepare for war or instability.
- Timothy Geithner

For long, history was mainly political history,
and historical narrative was confined to an account
of the most important crises in political life,
or to an account of wars and great generals.
- Michael I. Rostovtzeff

The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear,
are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way.
And once we understand nature's transformative powers,
we see that it is our powerful ally,
not a force to feared our subdued.
- Thomas Kuhn

What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life,
and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident.
If one hasn't any philosophy in crises,
others make the decision.
- Jeanette Rankin

Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion
that the fragments are really separate is,
in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely
urgent crises that is confronting us today.
- David Bohm

If you look internationally over the last 50 years
there have been improvements in the third world,
but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened,
with debt crises and increased poverty.
- David Korten

The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make
America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country,
not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a
special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans.
- John F. Kerry

In the financial system we have today,
with less risk concentrated in banks,
the probability of systemic financial crises may be
lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems.
- Timothy Geithner

And they said if we help with the crisis,
they would do a lot of positive acts.
After we helped in those crises, they showed negative
acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth.
No one ever thought they were good at the time.
For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable
to the people who lived through them.
- Brooks Atkinson

Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity
and development to many countries,
but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia,
and increasing poverty and marginalisation.
- Anna Lindh

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

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It made me hungry.
I feel like I'm in a program that really helped me
individually as a player.
I feel like I'm with a group of guys that are like my best friends.
- Yannick Noah

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable
of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.
- Mike Rogers

I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually
when it's essential to do so.
- Stephen Harper

I have 15,000 comics in a warehouse,
all bagged individually.
- Method Man

Committee - a group of men who individually can do
nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually
there would be no wars and no poverty.
I have made myself personally responsible
for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
- Anais Nin

A number of images put together a certain way become
something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Education is critical not only to each one of us individually,
but also to build the economic vitality of our state.
- John Hoeven

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace,
like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless
but all together perfume the air.
- Georges Bernanos

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

You can't rise as a class.
You have to rise individually.
It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand.
- Alphonso Jackson

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively
what no one believes individually.
- Abba Eban

The world was not created once and for all time for each of us individually.
There are added to it in the course of our life things
of which we have never had any suspicion.
- Marcel Proust

Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.
- Charles de Secondat

Actually, in this instance we do have probably a better
tracking system than was the instance in Canada.
Because this is a dairy cow, they're all individually tagged.
- Ann Veneman

Motley Crue, collectively and individually,
have done things on our own terms.
- Nikki Sixx

The secession of the Southern States,
individually or in the aggregate, was the certain consequence
of Mr. Lincoln's election.
- Belle Boyd

I never really had a chance to know the players individually...
I thought when they were on the floor,
they worked hard.
But I never really got to know them.
- Lenny Wilkens

I want my pictures to be things.
I want them to be made up of marks that are physically
and individually self-sufficient.
- Howard Hodgkin


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