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Quotations

Albert EinsteinIf my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

VoltaireThis agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Margaret ThatcherWe've beaten the Germans twice and now they're back!

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

     (on Germany's reunification, in 1989, according to Chancellor Helmut Kohl)


Proverbs

Polish ProverbGod made the man, devil made the German.

—  Polish Proverb

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Special Quotes

Better to be hated by the Turks than being loved by the Germans.

—  Croatian proverb

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Movie Quotes

Contempt (1963)The Odyssey needs a German director! Anybody knows that a German, Schliemann, discovered Troy.

—  from the film Contempt (1963)










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