20 Best Quotes from German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Angela Merkel, who entered politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, is the first female chancellor of Germany. She is one of the pivotal figures in the European Union and has topped the FORBES list of Most Powerful Women In The World for eight years.

Following are 20 best quotes from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Let’s check out now.

"For after all the wars and boundless suffering, something very special has emerged. We, the citizens of Europe, have united for the better."

“Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.”

“We are very concerned -- and not only concerned, but outraged -- at the way in which these laws were pushed through and that call into question these fundamental freedoms.”

“For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it. Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.”

“Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.”

“I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.”

“In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together.”

“I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We've always said German unity, European unity and integration, that's two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness.”

“A person who doesn't have the support of his own party can't put Germany on the right path.”

"I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth."

"I don’t carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that’s what you’re hinting at. The story of the bicycles – and there were three of them which were stolen from me – I’ve dealt with it well."

“Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority.”

“If people want the future, we have made them an offer.”

“The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.”

"I'm convinced that the essence of globalization today provides the world with many more opportunities than risks."

“The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.”

“We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity - that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here.”

“It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.”

"There is nothing worse than sweeping a threat under the mat and just living from day to day."

“We’re saying this to both countries: We want a two-state solution. We want a Jewish state of Israel and alongside an independent Palestinian state. Unilateral measures are not helping at all to bring about this cause, and we agree that we wish to cooperate very closely on this, because as we both say, time is of the essence.”

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This article was published on 2014/01/25
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