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Konrad Adenauer

Data di nascita: 5. Gennaio 1876
Data di morte: 19. Aprile 1967

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Konrad Herman Josef Adenauer fu un politico e statista tedesco e uno dei padri fondatori della Comunità europea, insieme ai francesi Robert Schuman e Jean Monnet e all'italiano Alcide De Gasperi. Cancelliere della Germania Occidentale dal 1949 al 1963 e leader dell'Unione Cristiano Democratica dal 1950 al 1966, la sua carriera politica si è dipanata per circa 60 anni.

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Frasi Konrad Adenauer

„Viviamo tutti sotto il medesimo cielo, ma non tutti abbiamo lo stesso orizzonte.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
citato in The Atlantic Community Quarterly, v.14-15, 1976-1978, p. 200

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„We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
Context: We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. In an instant age, perhaps we must relearn the ancient truth that patience, too, has its victories. Quoted in The Atlantic Community Quarterly v.14-15 (1976-1978), p. 200

„Make Europe your revenge.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
To French PM Guy Mollet after British PM Sir Anthony Eden unilaterally cancelled the Suez operation, thus angering Mollet. (6 November 1956), as quoted in Europe's Troubled Peace, 1945-2000 (2006) by Tom Buchanan, p.102

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

—  Konrad Adenauer
As quoted in Through Russian Eyes : President Kennedy's 1036 Days (1973) by Anatoliĭ Andreevich Gromyko, p. 128

„We will never forget. If it takes us five or ten or twenty years, we will never rest until we get our revenge.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
As quoted by General Sir Charles Fergusson in a memorandum (10 July 1945), recalling conversations with Adenauer in 1918-1919, at the end of World War I. As published in Adenauer : The Father of the New Germany (2000) by Charles Williams

„What do I care about my chitchat from yesterday?“

—  Konrad Adenauer
As quoted in Discussion : Mastering the Skills of Moderation (2009) by Horst Hanisch, p. 91

„I wish that an English statesman might once have spoken of us as Western Europeans.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
Adenauer's remarks on an Associated Press interview (5 October 1945)

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„I reserve the right to be smarter today than I was yesterday.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
As quoted in Loggers' Handbook Vol. 36 (1976), p. 72; also in North Western Reporter, Second series (1992) https://books.google.com/books?id=I1KaAAAAIAAJ; similar remarks have been attributed to others, including more recent attributions to Adlai Stevenson and Abraham Lincoln. Variant: I insist on being smarter today than I was yesterday. As quoted in How to Win the Meeting (1979) by Frank Snell, p. 3

„One does not throw out dirty water as long as one doesn't have any clean water.“

—  Konrad Adenauer
Statement about Hans Globke, as quoted in "In eigener Sache" at n-tv (8 June 2006) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/BND-ueberprueft-Eichmann-Infos-article184945.html

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