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Konrad Adenauer Quotes


A German statesman.
(1876 - 1967)

A thick skin is a gift from God.
 

All parts of the human body get tired eventually - except the tongue.
 

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
 

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
[History]
 

I haven't asked you to make me young again. All I want is to go on getting older.
 

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
 

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.
 

Only the stupidest calves choose their own butcher.
 

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
 

The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity - and that's just not fair.
[Ignorance]
 

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
 

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
[Hope]