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Top 100 Quotes About German People

#1. Only the language of civilized people may be spoken, thus no German. - Author: Anne Frank
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#2. The First World War began because one man was shot. The Second World War began because of a mad German dictator. Who knows how a third could start. There are also people who think that the war has been going for a long time. - Author: Ronald Lauder
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#3. We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. - Author: Wafa Sultan
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#4. Personal dislike as a political end to itself was alien to her; one should not attack people in public except as for political purposes. To this extent, her attitude was the exact opposite of her German colleagues' who deplored personal politics in public, but respected personal dislike. - Author: John Peter Nettl
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#5. I am a German nationalist, that means I am openly committed to my Volkstrum. All of my thoughts and actions belong to it. I am a socialist. I see before me no class or rank, but rather a community of people who are connected by blood, united by language, and subject to the same collective fate. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#6. It was the German schoolhouse which destroyed Napoleon III. France, since then, is making monster cannon and drilling soldiers still, but she is also building schoolhouses. As long as war is possible, anything that makes better soldiers people want. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#7. Erich Fromm, a German-American psychologist and author, reminds us that people never think their way into new ways of acting, they always act their way into new ways of thinking. - Author: John Shelby Spong
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#8. When people say that German or any other language is romantic ... all they really mean is that they've enjoyed a past in the language. - Author: John Irving
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#9. Under the ground, in Munich, Germany, two people stood and spoke in a basement. It sounds like the beginning of a joke:

'There's a Jew and a German standing in a basement, right?...'

This, however, was no joke. - Author: Markus Zusak
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#10. Church, delivered this message to his troops at the outbreak of war: "Remember that the German people are the chosen of God. On me, on me as German Emperor, the Spirit of God has descended. I am His weapon. His sword and His visor. . . . Death to cowards and unbelievers! - Author: Joseph Loconte
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#11. I hope that the German people will never again make the mistake of believing that because the American people are peace-loving, they will sit back hoping for peace if any nation uses force or the threat of force to acquire dominion over other peoples and other governments. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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#12. My office has a view of low-cost housing, old East German prefabricated apartment buildings. It isn't an attractive view, but it's very helpful, because it reminds me to ask myself, whenever there is a decision to be made, whether the people who live there can afford our decisions. - Author: Sigmar Gabriel
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#13. Eric Hoffer, studied the reasons why people voluntarily give away responsibility and join mass movements and mobs. One quote he collected came from a young German who explained that he joined the Nazi party to be "free from freedom. - Author: Eric Greitens
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#14. A great number of people in the East German parts had been Nazis, so the change of mind was not altogether there. - Author: Stefan Heym
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#15. I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books. - Author: Cornelia Funke
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#16. The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people. - Author: Walter Ulbricht
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#17. Eddie Izzard is doing his show in French ... Will he be able to fake ad-lib as well in other languages? He's been speaking French for a while now, but he's talking about doing his act in German. Haven't the German people suffered enough? - Author: Andy Kindler
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#18. The German people have no idea of the extent to which they have to be gulled in order to be led. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#19. Before the whole world, I accuse you, German intellectuals, you non-Nazis, as those truly guilty of all these Nazi crimes, all this lamentable breakdown of a great people
a destruction which shames the whole white race ... - Author: Bronislaw Huberman
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#20. Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland. - Author: Walter Ulbricht
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#21. German people are essentially pacifists. Many still remember the experience of World War II. And they may not have seen Saddam Hussein as evil a person as a lot of other people have. - Author: George W. Bush
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#22. I want to remind people that the Nazis weren't able to take the Jews to the crematoriums immediately. The German people wouldn't have allowed for it. Instead, the Nazis had to change public opinion. They marginalized the Jewish people, disparaged them, and made them objects of contempt. - Author: Robert Jeffress
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#23. In 1933, one student said, Among the public, there spread the expectation that the salvation of the German people would now come from Hitler. But in the lectures we were told that salvation comes only from Jesus Christ. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#24. From now on we shall bomb Germany on an ever-increasing scale, month by month, year by year, until the Nazi regime has either been exterminated by us or - better still - torn to pieces by the German people themselves. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#25. German economic salvation has been brought about solely through the efforts of the German people and the experience they have gained. Countries abroad have contributed nothing to this. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#26. Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#27. Like so many of our people, we have now had a personal experience of German barbarity which only strengthens the resolution of all of us to fight through to final victory. - Author: George VI
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#28. If the German people lay down their arms the whole of Eastern and Southern Europe, together with the Reich, will come under Russian occupation. Behind an iron curtain mass butcheries of people would begin. - Author: Joseph Goebbels
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#29. When the Habsburg State crumbled to pieces in 1918 the Austrian Germans instinctively raised an outcry for union with their German fatherland. That was the voice of a unanimous yearning in the hearts of the whole people for a return to the unforgotten home of their fathers. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#30. There are two basic groups of German verbs ... strong and weak. Weak verbs are regular verbs that follow typical rules. Strong verbs are irregular. They don't follow patterns. You deal with strong verbs on your own terms ... Like people, ... The strong ones stand out. The weak ones are the same. - Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
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#31. I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. - Author: Ernst Kaltenbrunner
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#32. But in the great hour Heaven sent the German people a great man, Herr von Cuno. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#33. The kind of people who spoke mostly Yiddish, which is a combination of German and phlegm. This is a language of coughing and spitting; until I was eleven, I wore a raincoat. - Author: Billy Crystal
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#34. The more the linguistic Babel corroded and disorganized parliament, the closer drew the inevitable hour of the disintegration of this Babylonian Empire, and with it the hour of freedom for my German-Austrian people. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#35. Better extirpate the whole breed, root and branch. And this, unless the German people come to their senses, is what we propose to do. - Author: Gertrude Atherton
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#36. Peace must be framed on so equitable a basis, that the nations would not wish to disturb it ... so that the confidence of the German people shall be put in the equity of their cause and not in the might of their armies. - Author: David Lloyd George
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#37. The plan shows that the twenty million people in the German democratic Republic and in the democratic sector of Berlin think only of peace, and that they are working for freedom and peaceful prosperity. - Author: Walter Ulbricht
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#38. [Vladimir] Putin wants to keep [Bashar] Assad in power and expand his own military base in Syria, whatever the cost. I even believe he has an interest in more and more people fleeing the country. The flow of refugees improves his negotiating position toward the West, including the German chancellor. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#39. The fantastic political and economic burdens imposed by that treaty have entirely disillusioned the German people and annihilated its belief in justice. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#40. We forget to appreciate what it meant for people to escape from the wages of medieval times to incomes two or three times the medieval level, as most people in Britain, America, France, and the German lands came to enjoy in the 19th century. - Author: Edmund S. Phelps
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#41. In Italy, I am almost seen as German for my workaholism. Also I am from Milan, the city where people work the hardest. Work, work, work - I am almost German. - Author: Silvio Berlusconi
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#42. The great virtues of the German people have created more evils than idleness ever did vices - Author: Paul Valery
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#43. You cannot stoke the fires of prejudice against German people and then not find that somewhere, sometime down the road it doesn't discharge. - Author: Ernst Zundel
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#44. National Socialism is simply this - a proposal that the German people rid themselves of the parasitic Jews. The gentile host dared to protest against the continued presence of the parasite, and attempted to throw it off. - Author: Eustace Mullins
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#45. Hitlers come and go, but Germany and the German people remain. - Author: Joseph Stalin
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#46. Japanese are one of the most punctual people he had ever worked with. They could, he imagined, put the Germans to shame in their high expectation for timeliness. - Author: Vann Chow
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#47. I myself was and still am a child of the people. It was not for the capitalists that I undertook this struggle; it was for the German working man that I took my stand. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#48. Religion is the opium of the people translated from the German Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkessometimes misquoted as opiate of the people. - Author: Karl Marx
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#49. The only other white people we saw during the three days we stayed there were a German couple intent on taking pictures of their stuffed sheep in a variety of locations around the world. - Author: Tynan
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#50. Germany is a nation that created an enormous amount of suffering on the planet. The German people also themselves have suffered, because it always goes together. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#51. Friedrich von Bernhardi, one of Germany's most influential military thinkers. Bernhardi believed the German people were destined to become the master race, who would prevail over lesser breeds and rule the world. - Author: Paul Ham
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#52. The readership of Victorian novels, when they were published, was much less diverse. People were probably white, and had enough money to be literate. Very often, there are phrases in Italian, German and French that are left untranslated. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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#53. The executions of agents, partisans, saboteurs, suspicious people, indulging in espionage and sabotage, and those who were of a detrimental effect to the German Army, were, in my opinion, completely in accordance with the Hague Convention. - Author: Paul Blobel
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#54. I love the German and the Swiss people for their many fine traits of character. I love their language that is so exacting and yet so expressive. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#55. Should the German people lay down their arms, the Soviets ... would occupy all eastern and south-eastern Europe, together with the greater part of the [German] Reich. All over this territory, which would be of an enormous extent, an iron curtain would at once descend. - Author: Joseph Goebbels
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#56. When has there ever been a government in German history that came to the people and revealed its detailed plans for the coming years? That could not happen before, since German governments planned war and conquest. - Author: Walter Ulbricht
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#57. I am particularly interested in the indications that the people seem to understand and approve the necessity of pursuing the course that will prevent a further effort on the part of the German peoples to continue the struggle for world domination, even though they are thoroughly beaten in this war. - Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
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#58. Why, they're the dirtiest guys in any town. They're the same ones that burned the houses of old German people during the war. They're the same ones that lynch Negroes. They like to be cruel. They like to hurt people, and they always give it a nice name, patriotism or protecting the constitution. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#59. Not justified - but Himmler told me that if the Jews were not exterminated at that time, then the German people would be exterminated for all time by the Jews. - Author: Rudolf Hoss
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#60. Our relationship with the United States is not reduced to questions of fighting terrorism and the Iraq war. German-American relations were so good for so many years because they extended deeply into the normal lives of people. - Author: Angela Merkel
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#61. He's this Goth dude, can control people." "Goth, like a Visigoth German Viking of the middle ages, or a Neil Gaiman-looking, Robert Smith, make-up-and-moonbeams Cure fan?" "What's a Neil Gaiman?" "You're an idiot. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#62. Of course, as a German, I wouldn't like to tell the American people how to handle their criminal justice. - Author: Werner Herzog
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#63. The present destruction of Europe would not be complete and thorough had the German people not accepted freely [the Nazi] plan, participated voluntarily in its execution and up to this point profited greatly therefrom - Author: Raphael Lemkin
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#64. I will employ my strength for the welfare of the German people, protect the Constitution and laws of the German people, conscientiously discharge the duties imposed on me, and conduct my affairs of office impartially and with justice to everyone, - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#65. Hitler is still such a popular man; we are afraid of the Hitler myth. We want to give to the German people and to the world the final proof by means of the Supreme Court-Martial and its verdict. - Author: Walther Von Brauchitsch
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#66. The German people are not a warlike nation. It is a soldierly one, which means it does not want a war, but does not fear it. It loves peace but also loves its honor and freedom - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#67. I even felt a vicarious guilt, like a German meeting Jewish people in Poland who had never heard of the Holocaust, or that there were Jews in America, and trying to explain it to them. Ashea, I wished I could say. Ashea. - Author: Neil Peart
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#68. We will fight against any pro-nuclear power plan. And we will remind people that a change in the German nuclear consensus would stifle the development of sustainable energy and it would cost jobs. The SPD is the strongest among the opposition parties and we must take on this role with vigour. - Author: Sigmar Gabriel
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#69. On May 17, 1933, before the Reichstag, Hitler delivered his "Peace Speech," one of the greatest of his career, a masterpiece of deceptive propaganda that deeply moved the German people and unified them behind him and which made a profound and favorable impression on the outside world. - Author: William L. Shirer
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#70. Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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#71. The German people is not marked by original sin, but by original nobility. - Author: Alfred Rosenberg
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#72. We couldn't generalize on the people. Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much, but some of them were kind of soft-headed, but they did that. That was an East German film. - Author: James Stockdale
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#73. Having people like that in your service degrades such service, when they are going around the world like beggars." Such was the advice from her Majesty, Empress of the German Empire, on the subject of hiring Wolfgang Mozart. - Author: Robert Spaethling
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#74. The quality of the Neues Museum's construction is extraordinary even by German standards, and people can smell that quality. The concept would not have been so convincing without it. - Author: David Chipperfield
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#75. The government of the German Democratic Republic rejects secret policies. It works for the people, and only the people, so it does not need to keep secrets like the warmongers. - Author: Walter Ulbricht
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#76. Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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#77. I was once on a German talk show, and this woman said to me, 'Mr. Williams, why do you think there is not so much comedy in Germany?' And I said, 'Did you ever think you killed all the funny people?' - Author: Robin Williams
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#78. Nothing would have been changed for the German people, but my name would have gone down in history as that of the greatest traitor. - Author: Gerd Von Rundstedt
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#79. The first reactions from Germany and German industry was quite negative. People right from the start were saying that we will steal technology and take it away and move the plant to India and use low cheap labor to compete. - Author: Baba Kalyani
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#80. The German experience, as you can see, did move me very much. Seeing that terrible destruction and seeing the miserable state of the people, how they had been beaten down by the war through no fault of their own probably. - Author: James Laughlin
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#81. Consider well this fact: As long as the German people does not arise and use force directed by its own will, the assassination of the people will continue. - Author: Karl Liebknecht
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#82. Basically, fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In the same way that Hitler evoked a mythological religion of German purity and the glory of the past, the Islamists use religion to evoke emotions and passions in people who have been oppressed for a long time in order to reach their purpose. - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#83. The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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#84. Although Martin Luther's theological message was couched as an exhortation to all Christian people, his frame of reference, the human experiences on which he drew and his emotional sympathies, or almost entirely German. - Author: Andrew Pettegree
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#85. The first thing I noticed was the gun in his hands, and it wasn't the sort of gun a beginner carries around with him. A big dull black German Mauser 7.63. One of those economical guns; the bullet goes clear through three people at once. - Author: Alistair MacLean
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#86. Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole. - Author: Arthur Keith
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#87. Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea. - Author: Bernhard Von Bulow
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#88. You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism, but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless of whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#89. Up until the First World War, when people turned anti-German, Germany had been described by American political scientists as the model of democracy. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#90. The German people are an orderly, vain, deeply sentimental and rather insensitive people. They seem to feel at their best when they are singing in chorus, saluting or obeying orders. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#91. The German birthrate is below replacement levels, meaning the population is shrinking, meaning fewer and fewer people of age to join the labor force. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#92. I must frankly admit that ... I should probably lose all interest in life and would rather not be a German at all. But since, thank the Lord, this cannot be done, we have no need to be surprised that the health, unspoiled people avoid 'bourgeois mass meetings' as the devil holy water. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#93. I was lucky to start working when German cinema was having an interesting moment. Now the quality is going downhill again because they're insisting on doing comedies. We should know by now that we make good cars but we're not the funniest people. - Author: Daniel Bruhl
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#94. My German heritage, it's through food. Growing up in Switzerland, the thing that I remember the most is the food. And so the way that I experience people and places is through that - through its food and cuisine. - Author: Princess Tatiana Of Greece And Denmark
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#95. Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe. - Author: Angela Merkel
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#96. It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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#97. Einstein was attending a music salon in Germany before the second world war, with the violinist S. Suzuki. Two Japanese women played a German piece of music and a woman in the audience exclaimed: "How wonderful! It sounds so German!" Einstein responded: "Madam, people are all the same." - Author: Albert Einstein
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#98. A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care. - Author: Shane Leslie
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#99. The German people in its whole character is not warlike, but rather soldierly, that is, while they do not want war, they are not frightened by the thoughts of it. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#100. The German debt to the Jewish people can never end, not in this generation and not in any other. - Author: Menachem Begin
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