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German Quotes

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Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
- German Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

Consider well this fact: As long as the German people
does not arise and use force directed by its own will,
the assassination of the people will continue.
- Karl Liebknecht

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

The German people were not denied, however,
the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years.
Industrial growth and progress were not denied them.
- James F. Byrnes

During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard
battle for German foreign policy.
- Gustav Stresemann

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried
out the orders of the German occupier.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

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German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German
people and the soldier at the front.
- Wilhelm Keitel

The West German population would protest passionately
if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor,
McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning.
- Walter Ulbricht

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German,
it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to
do with wanting to be like a German singer.
- Victoria de los Angeles

The previous year it had taken England all their time
to beat the full German team in an international and
I had taken with me the programme from that match.
- Dixie Dean

I did that all the more, if I may say so,
because I was aware of the fact that there is an inclination
to go to extremes in German people,
and in the German character generally.
- Fritz Sauckel

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

I never had to learn English, French and German because
I was brought up as all three languages.
I had a private French teacher before I even went to school.
That helped a lot.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence
which before had been directed against 'other' people
could now equally land on him.
- William Waller

It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single
one of them dares to expose his true character.
Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
- Franz Grillparzer

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

We were looking for a 'good shepherd,'
and instead we got a German shepherd.
- Pope Benedict XVI

When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German.
But my wife didn't want to live in Germany.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity.
- Helmut Kohl

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

I'm 16 now, I was 15 when it happened...
and the encryption code wasn't in fact written by me,
but written by the German member.
There seems to be a bit of confusion about that part.
- Jon Johansen

I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems.
- John Hawkes

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

I've lived for 10 years in Switzerland,
so I speak German.
- Martina Hingis

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
- Clifton Fadiman

Nuts.
- General Anthony Clement McAuliffe
responding to a German demand to surrender his
101st Airborne Division in Belgium during World War II.

When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began
to flow in and it was a very sad time.
- Elliott Carter

We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond
to the character of the German landscape.
- Fritz Todt

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

I write the story that nobody reads.
Someday, I'm going to write it in German to see if anyone notices.
- Rick Reilly

German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business.
Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy,
discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

The victory of the working people over the exploiters
and slave holders is at the same time the victorious
struggle for liberation by the German people.
- Walter Ulbricht

I have German Shepherds that I train and have brought back to Germany.
I love going there.
- Ted Shackelford

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to...
a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories
of Europe which are under German influence.
- Hermann Goering

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

How can German music not be represented by an article?
- Wassily Kandinsky

Naturally enough, I couldn't have foreseen the vast
sea change which has come upon that scene as a result
of German reunification and associated events.
- Brian Ferneyhough

As I, as a worker, came to know them,
the aims of German trade unions were political,
and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.
- Fritz Sauckel

I could not have the honour of being a German soldier
because of my imprisonment in the First World War.
And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow
me to serve as a soldier.
- Fritz Sauckel

I played a Spaniard.
I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.
- Lawrence Welk

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice
in our generation the lands of German neighbors.
- James F. Byrnes

We did not call it propaganda, for that word,
in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

But as a German - and I am German-born -
we Germans are condemned once again to be radical revisionists.
- Ernst Zundel

The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship
with steam up and screws going,
but with no rudder, and he will run into something
some day and cause a catastrophe.
- Edward Grey

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

Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds.
We shoot a helicopter out of the sky.
That's the only fight I'm in.
- Anthony Anderson

Having achieved such signal successes in the east,
Russia and Roumania being both disposed of,
the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy.
- Kelly Miller

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down
to four or five percent of the market,
and the remaining 95 percent were American.
It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions.
- Wim Wenders

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German
families and their American relatives led many to think
that America would never join a second war against Germany.
- Julius Streicher

My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music.
- Keith Emerson

Every German child learns to speak English in school.
- Cornelia Funke

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

Germany has reduced savagery to a science,
and this great war for the victorious peace of justice
must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The German future lies in the hands of our Fuehrer.
- Hjalmar Schacht

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice:
the independent judiciary.
- Hans Frank

It is particularly moving, and I can say this also
as a Protestant Christian,
that a German - one of us - has been made Pope.
- Horst Koehler

Most people have no imagination.
If they could imagine the sufferings of others,
they would not make them suffer so.
What separated a German mother from a French mother?
- Ernst Toller

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
- Theodor Adorno

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)


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