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The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered.

Gustav Stresemann

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

Albert Einstein

Clearly, for France in her present position, intelligence consists of practicing a policy of entente with Germany in order to survive.

Pierre Laval

France has a very important relationship with Germany. But that does not mean that we agree about everything or that two of our universities or companies are not going to compete.

Jean Pierre Raffarin

Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia.

Condoleezza Rice

Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times - allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 - I emphatically denounce such comments as false.

Paul Crouch

Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.

Gustave Stresemann

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

Martin Luther King Jr

You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe.

Donald Rumsfeld

The defeat of Nazi Germany signified the victory of progress over reaction, humanity over barbarism and the victory of socialism over imperialist obscurantism. This victory opened the road for advancing the revolutionary struggle of the working class, a national liberation movement on an unprecedented scale and the destruction of the shameful colonial system.

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

The moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.

David Clennon

Well, it looks like we've moved a step closer to war. Not with Iraq. With France and Germany. How did we screw that one up?

Jay Leno

Farewell, false love, I took you for The woman that I lost last year Forever as I think: I loved her but I will not see Her any more in Germany. O Milky Way, sister in whiteness To Canaan's rivers and the bright Bodies of lovers drowned, Can we follow toilsomely Your path to other nebulae?

Guillaume Apollinaire

Germany could not win this war because it was in league with the devil. This war would not have ended without revolution.

Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

In none of these countries [Russia, Italy and Germany] was it possible to make to the people such an appeal as went home to the heart of our people, an appeal based on Christianity or ethics ... The whole outlook in the dictator countries was so completely different from ours that for a long time people here could not understand how it was possible for these nations not to respond to the same kind of appeal as that to which our people responded. But they were beginning to realise it now...The only argument which appealed to the dictators was that of force.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

It is not the case that Germany is rapidly approaching equality with us. Her real strength is not fifty per cent. of our strength in Europe to-day.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

If I think of all those homosexuals in Germany today, I think I'd hand my German passport back, if I had one.

Klaus Barbie

Goebbels [...] was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me.

Edward Bernays

If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transferring them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not only the numbers of these children but the historical reckoning of the people of Israel.

David Ben Gurion

Let us lift Germany, so to speak, into the saddle. It will certainly be able to ride.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

Hitler was the fate of Germany and this fate could not be stayed.

Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch

Even though two states in Germany exist, they are not foreign countries to each othertheir relations with each other can only be of a special kind.

Willy Brandt

If you believe the promise that an authoritarian state makes that if it has enough knowledge on every citizen it will keep people safe. I think thats a false promise. It doesnt actually happen. If that was the case then East Germany would be a really incredible place to live and in fact it wasnt, it was really horrible, most of these places were really horrible.

Heather Brooke

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