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Markus Wolf Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
- Ram Dass

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

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
- Mark Twain

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

If I'm making a movie and get hungry,
I call time-out and eat some crackers.
- Carol Alt

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most of what we call management consists of
making it difficult for people to get their work done.
- Peter F. Drucker

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney


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