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Even though two states in Germany exist, they are not foreign countries to each other—their relations with each other can only be of a special kind.
We want to take a chance on more democracy.
If I'm selling to you, I speak your language; if I'm buying dann mussen Sie Deutsch sprechen [then you must speak German].
Peace, like freedom, is no original state which existed from the start; we shall have to make it, in the truest sense of the word.
We are not chosen by God, but by the voters—therefore we seek dialogue with all those who put effort into this democracy.
Peace is something more than the absence of war, although some nations would be thankful for that alone today. A durable and equitable peace system requires equal development opportunities for all nations.
Those who adhere to the past won't be able to cope with the future.
I put it down on paper again in the summer of this year: 'Berlin will live, and the Wall will fall.'
In our modern world, mass hunger, economic stagnation, environmental catastrophe, political instability, and terrorism cannot be quarantined within national borders.
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
December 18, 1913
October 8, 1992
Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987 and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974.
Arms and hunger (1986)
The Ordeal of Coexistence (1963)
My Life in Politics (1992)
Links und frei. Mein Weg 1930-1950 (1982)
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