Inspirational Quotes from Angela Merkel

When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.

Angela Merkel

Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.

Angela Merkel

The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.

Angela Merkel

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 have a relatively sunny spirit, and I always had the expectation that my path through life would be relatively sunny, no matter what happened. I have never allowed myself to be bitter.

Angela Merkel

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

Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.

Angela Merkel

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.

Angela Merkel

For me, it is always important that I go through all the possible options for a decision.

Angela Merkel

We needed 40 years to overcome East Germany. Sometimes in history, one has to be prepared for the long haul and not ask after four months if it still makes sense to keep up our demands.

Angela Merkel

We needed 40 years to overcome East Germany. Sometimes in history, one has to be prepared for the long haul and not ask after four months if it still makes sense to keep up our demands.

Angela Merkel

The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.

Angela Merkel

We are a country based on democracy, tolerance, and openness to the world.

Angela Merkel

I always wanted to know what I’d face next, even though that was maybe a bit detrimental to spontaneity. Structuring my life and avoiding chaos was more important.

Angela Merkel

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.

Angela Merkel

There are 1600 German companies active in India, and some of them are more than 100 years old. Our companies value India as a location for manufacturing and as a market.

Angela Merkel

I’ve learned that even the word ‘jubilee’ used in connection with the Reformation can give rise to discussions.

Angela Merkel

We’ve always had this experience that things take long, but I’m 100% convinced that our principles will in the end prevail. 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

That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.

Angela Merkel

I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.

Angela Merkel

Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.

Angela Merkel

We know that our life of freedom is stronger than terror.

Angela Merkel

I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn’t so easily bent.

Angela Merkel

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.

Angela Merkel

In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction.

Angela Merkel

For those who share my view that the Jews as a people have a right to self-determination, Zionism as a national movement of the Jewish people is the embodiment of this very right, which its opponents want to deny.

Angela Merkel

India needs jobs, Germany needs people, and collaboration is crucial to meet the demographic needs of both countries.

Angela Merkel

India needs jobs, Germany needs people, and collaboration is crucial to meet the demographic needs of both countries.

Angela Merkel

As a 7-year-old child, I saw the Wall being erected. No one – although it was a stark violation of international law – believed at the time that one ought to intervene militarily in order to protect citizens of the GDR and whole Eastern bloc, of the consequences of that – namely, to live in lack of freedom for many, many years.

Angela Merkel

You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.

Angela Merkel

Spying among friends is never acceptable.

Angela Merkel

In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together.

Angela Merkel

Very early, it became clear to me that East Germany could not function.

Angela Merkel

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.

Angela Merkel

It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.

Angela Merkel

We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity – that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here.

Angela Merkel

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great.

Angela Merkel

Whenever you have political conflict, such as the one that we have now between Russia and Ukraine, but also in many other conflicts around the world, it has always proved to be right to try again and again to solve such a conflict.

Angela Merkel

This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed.

Angela Merkel

During the course of 1989, more and more East Germans lost their fears of the state’s repression and chicanery and went out on the streets. There was no turning back then. It is thanks to their courage the Wall was opened.

Angela Merkel

To grow up in the neighborhood of handicapped people was an important experience for me. I learned back then to treat them in a very normal way.

Angela Merkel

Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.

Angela Merkel

The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations.

Angela Merkel

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.

Angela Merkel

So Europe needs to be competitive and we also need to be competitive if we wish to remain an interesting economic partner for the United States. This has to be done on the basis of strength, of competitiveness.

Angela Merkel

Eurobonds are absolutely wrong. In order to bring about common interest rates, you need similar competitiveness levels, similar budget situations. You don’t get them by collectivizing debts.

Angela Merkel

I never felt the GDR was my home country.

Angela Merkel

Russia has nothing: no successful politics or economy.

Angela Merkel

Whenever I was able to work with Hillary Clinton, it was a great pleasure.

Angela Merkel

We abide by our responsibility as Germany for the Shoah.

Angela Merkel

I think the political class in Berlin doesn’t need to be supervised and monitored by intelligence services in order to find out what they’re thinking. Just go to lunch with them, go to dinner with them, or read the papers.

Angela Merkel

We need a really credible perspective toward long-term de-carbonization.

Angela Merkel

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.

Angela Merkel