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Edward Grey Quotes

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The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship
with steam up and screws going,
but with no rudder, and he will run into something
some day and cause a catastrophe.
- Edward Grey

An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance,
which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded
as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
- Edward Grey

After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
- Edward Grey

The lamps are going out all over Europe;
we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
- Edward Grey

 

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

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In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria,
the German Government, who had been supporting the
Austrian demand on Serbia,
should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands,
under the threat of Russian mobilization.
- Edward Grey

I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize,
whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been,
officially, that Serbia would receive no support;
and what I had said must influence the German Government
to take the matter seriously.
- Edward Grey

I said to the German Ambassador that,
as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone,
I did not feel entitled to intervene;
but that,
directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia,
it became a question of the peace of Europe,
which concerned us all.
- Edward Grey

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else,
as it seemed obvious to me; and that,
if once it became apparent that we were on the edge,
all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
- Edward Grey

From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable,
for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her,
could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power,
and become subordinate to German policy.
- Edward Grey

I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet,
Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war,
and through the whole of this week I had in view the
probable contingency that we should not decide at the
critical moment to support France.
- Edward Grey

If the union between England and America is a powerful
factor in the cause of peace,
a new Triple Alliance between the Teutonic race and
the two branches of the Anglo-Saxon race will be a
still more potent influence in the future of the world.
- Edward Grey

Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace
to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France,
a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover.
- Edward Grey

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
- German Proverb

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

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.
- Walter Ulbricht

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew,
I read every book in German that came my way,
and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business.
Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy,
discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields

How can German music not be represented by an article?
- Wassily Kandinsky

When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German.
But my wife didn't want to live in Germany.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I write the story that nobody reads.
Someday, I'm going to write it in German to see if anyone notices.
- Rick Reilly

Actually, my cd was released in 1985,
in return for two German missionaries and a Dutch urologist.
- Emo Philips

I never had to learn English, French and German because
I was brought up as all three languages.
I had a private French teacher before I even went to school.
That helped a lot.
- Karl Lagerfeld

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German,
it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to
do with wanting to be like a German singer.
- Victoria de los Angeles

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

I married a German.
Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me.
- Bette Midler

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles
making a documentary for German television on whales.
They had tried to get me in England where they missed me.
- Wavy Gravy

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

I am not the German Tony Blair.
Nor am I the German Bill Clinton.
I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany,
responsible for Germany.
I don't want to be a copy of anyone.
- Gerhard Schroeder

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice:
the independent judiciary.
- Hans Frank

Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German
people and the soldier at the front.
- Wilhelm Keitel

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried
out the orders of the German occupier.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I know thousands of German's who are totally different from me,
so we're not alike, we're not the same.
- Bernhard Langer

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.
- Edwin Moses

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.
- Cornelia Funke

I'm 16 now, I was 15 when it happened...
and the encryption code wasn't in fact written by me,
but written by the German member.
There seems to be a bit of confusion about that part.
- Jon Johansen

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
- Clifton Fadiman

Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence
which before had been directed against 'other' people
could now equally land on him.
- William Waller

It was also my idea that the advisory committees of
the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag,
which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.
- Hans Frank

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation
exerted a strong containing pressure.
- Gerard Debreu

Most people have no imagination.
If they could imagine the sufferings of others,
they would not make them suffer so.
What separated a German mother from a French mother?
- Ernst Toller

We did not call it propaganda, for that word,
in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds.
We shoot a helicopter out of the sky.
That's the only fight I'm in.
- Anthony Anderson

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The German future lies in the hands of our Fuehrer.
- Hjalmar Schacht

George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity.
- Helmut Kohl

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.
- James F. Byrnes

You cannot stoke the fires of prejudice against German
people and then not find that somewhere,
sometime down the road it doesn't discharge.
- Ernst Zundel

A German team could be quite good.
But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
- Alain Prost

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony
have one sense more than others.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood,
I still have $80 million to make movies,
and we will have two things coming up:
less major movies and the price for actors will go down.
- Uwe Boll

I could not have the honour of being a German soldier
because of my imprisonment in the First World War.
And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow
me to serve as a soldier.
- Fritz Sauckel

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself,
crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out,
getting rescued by brave soldiers.
- Roald Dahl

We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond
to the character of the German landscape.
- Fritz Todt

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.
- James F. Byrnes

The previous year it had taken England all their time
to beat the full German team in an international and
I had taken with me the programme from that match.
- Dixie Dean

French and German illustrate the misleading character
of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well.
- Edward Sapir

The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
- Martin Heidegger


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