105 Total Quotes

Gerhard Schroeder Quotes

that by overcoming dictatorship that the Iraqi people will have hope to live in peace and freedom and direct their own affairs as soon as possible.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Freedom

It was a task that did not have anything to do with military conflict, ... There is no reason to question the mission.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Conflict

I am sticking to this, and so will a future government: The question of war and peace, as far as Germany is concerned, will be decided in Berlin and in no other capital,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Future

That will be the subject of our talks today, and I think that we will have an agreement within a foreseeable time.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Agreement

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
Gerhard Schroeder
#German Statesman

[On Sept. 12, Germany’s party leaders met in the final pre-election debate in the format of a round-table discussion. Merkel attacked the current chancellor’s economic record, declaring,] You have failed in this question. That’s why you are in such a difficult position. ... as a medium-sized power which always tries to solve conflicts peacefully.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Debate

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
#German Statesman

the need to put past differences behind us and focus on the people of that country.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Country

I hope that there will be a result, ... Germany is prepared to contribute, but we expect from all our partners that they give up national egotism.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Germany

My country, Germany, stands ready to support such a process.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Country

The euro will raise the citizens' awareness of their belonging to one Europe more than any other integration step to date.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Awareness

We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of.
Gerhard Schroeder
#German Statesman #Globalization

With grief and outrage, I have heard of the terrible attacks in Madrid this morning. I am horrified at the high number of deaths and injured. I ask you to convey our sympathy to the victims' families and the Spanish nation. Those who were injured, I wish a speedy and complete recovery.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Grief

we have seen it does not work.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Work

I see a military option a high-grade danger, ... Therefore I can certainly rule out that a German government under my leadership would take part in one.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Danger

No one of us has interest that Iran could build and possess nuclear weapons,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Interest

One cannot make the Serbian people suffer for their president, ... One cannot leave them without power in winter or without heat.
Gerhard Schroeder
#People

He did certain things in his youth that were not OK and which he has explained,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Youth

He has a biography that makes clear that he grew away from the (leftist) scene, and he's done great work for our country.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Biography

I expect the German chancellor to personally talk with (United States) president (George W.) Bush and not about him at campaign meetings.
Gerhard Schroeder
#United States

Under my leadership, this country will not be available for adventures.
Gerhard Schroeder
#Country

I say 'yes' to pressure on Saddam Hussein ... but I can only warn against playing games with war and military intervention,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Games

It's clear that high (gasoline) prices are a burden for consumers and the economy,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Economy

There are people at work who don't want to bring this country together, but who are fostering new trends toward division,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Country

Germany is ready to make a substantial contribution to help rebuilding a democratic and stable Iraq,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Germany

There can be no question a stable and democratic Iraq is in the vested interest not just of Germany but also Europe,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Germany

It's cold, it lacks solidarity and it's inhuman,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Solidarity

The value-added tax plans of Frau Merkel are a threat to our economic recovery,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Value

We support the United States in fighting terrorism because we've also been the subject of terrorist attacks,
Gerhard Schroeder
#Fighting