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Top 50 Angela Merkel Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

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“Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.”

Angela Merkel
I might bend, but I will NEVER break because it’s in my nature as a strong woman.
I might bend, but I will NEVER break because it’s in my nature as a strong woman.
Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are.
Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are.
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
Anything that seems to be set in stone or inalterable can, indeed, change. In matters both large and small, it holds true that every change begins in the mind.
Anything that seems to be set in stone or inalterable can, indeed, change. In matters both large and small, it holds true that every change begins in the mind.
There is one red line that we should not cross. It is a commitment to human rights, the respect of the dignity of the human being. There should be no compromises.
There is one red line that we should not cross. It is a commitment to human rights, the respect of the dignity of the human being. There should be no compromises.
We have stood up for our values; of freedom of the press, of freedom of democracy, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
We have stood up for our values; of freedom of the press, of freedom of democracy, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something.
Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something.
I never underestimated myself. And I never saw anything wrong with ambition.
I never underestimated myself. And I never saw anything wrong with ambition.
We have a duty as the state to protect our economy… We are for the protection of intellectual property.
We have a duty as the state to protect our economy… We are for the protection of intellectual property.

8 InspirationalAngela Merkel Quotes on Leadership

For me, it is always important that I go through all the possible options for a decision.
For me, it is always important that I go through all the possible options for a decision.
Letting go of the old is part of the new beginning.
Letting go of the old is part of the new beginning.
Don’t forget that freedom is never something that can be taken for granted.
Don’t forget that freedom is never something that can be taken for granted.
Nothing can be taken for granted. Everything is possible.
Nothing can be taken for granted. Everything is possible.
Surprise yourself with what is possible.
Surprise yourself with what is possible.
Remember that openness always involves risks.
Remember that openness always involves risks.
We must have the courage to accept that some countries can move forward a little more quickly than others.
We must have the courage to accept that some countries can move forward a little more quickly than others.
Maybe I’ve just become more hardened. The exposure to so many extreme situations tends to harden a person. You have to develop survival strategies.

9 WiseAngela Merkel Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

Fear has never been a good adviser, neither in our personal lives nor in our society. Cultures and societies that are shaped by fear, will without doubt not get a grip on the future.”

Angela Merkel
I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn't so easily bent.
I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn’t so easily bent.
It’s much, much better to talk to one another than about one another.
It’s much, much better to talk to one another than about one another.

“I have asked a lot of you because the times have asked a lot of us – I am well aware of that. And I cannot promise you that there will be fewer demands in the future, because we must do what the times demand of us.”

Angela Merkel
We are responsible for each other. I am trying to convince doubters. There is still work to do.
We are responsible for each other. I am trying to convince doubters. There is still work to do.
I believe those that produce the least emissions in autos will also be those who have the greatest success worldwide.
I believe those that produce the least emissions in autos will also be those who have the greatest success worldwide.

“No one knew how the Cold War would end at the time, but it did end. This is within our living experience … I’m surprised at how fainthearted we sometimes are, and how quickly we lose courage.”

Angela Merkel
For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.
For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.

10 Angela Merkel Quotes on Germany

“I want our strong German economy to be able to cope with the merger of the real economy and the digital economy, otherwise we will lose out to the competition.”

Angela Merkel
Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.
Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.
Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.
Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.
At German unification, we were lucky to get so much help from West Germany. Now, we have the good fortune of being able to help each other in Europe.
At German unification, we were lucky to get so much help from West Germany. Now, we have the good fortune of being able to help each other in Europe.
I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.
I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.

“Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France’s side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight.”

Angela Merkel
In East Germany, we always ran into boundaries before we were able to discover our own personal boundaries.
In East Germany, we always ran into boundaries before we were able to discover our own personal boundaries.
India needs jobs, Germany needs people, and collaboration is crucial to meet the demographic needs of both countries.
India needs jobs, Germany needs people, and collaboration is crucial to meet the demographic needs of both countries.
We are a country based on democracy, tolerance, and openness to the world.
We are a country based on democracy, tolerance, and openness to the world.
If we look at where relations between the Soviet Union and Germany were in 1945 and where we stand now, then we have achieved so much.
If we look at where relations between the Soviet Union and Germany were in 1945 and where we stand now, then we have achieved so much.

7 Angela Merkel Quotes on Europe

“Let’s be a bit more curious about what happens in other parts of the world, engage in a little less navel-gazing… I must say I am very pleased and a little bit proud to be part of the European Union.”

Angela Merkel
It's my damn duty and obligation to do everything possible for Europe to find a united path.
It’s my damn duty and obligation to do everything possible for Europe to find a united path.
We want to remain a stable anchor in Europe.
We want to remain a stable anchor in Europe.
The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.
Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.
I personally hope and wish that Britain will stay part and parcel of the European Union.
I personally hope and wish that Britain will stay part and parcel of the European Union.
Solidarity and competitiveness are the two sides of a European coin.
Solidarity and competitiveness are the two sides of a European coin.

3 Angela Merkel Quotes on Immigration

“We will have to accept a certain degree of legal immigration; that’s globalisation… In the era of the smartphone, we cannot shut ourselves away… people know full well how we live in Europe.”

Angela Merkel
As far as an upper limit [on refugees] is concerned, my position is clear I will not accept it.
As far as an upper limit [on refugees] is concerned, my position is clear: I will not accept it.
Every person who comes is a human being and has the right to be treated as such.
Every person who comes is a human being and has the right to be treated as such.

3 Angela Merkel Quotes on Politics

“I am regarded as a permanent delayer sometimes, but I think it is essential and extremely important to take people along and really listen to them in political talks.”

Angela Merkel
Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn’t the top priority.
Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn’t the top priority.
Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.
Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.

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