Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by German Authors

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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. — © Albert Einstein
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I never look at my watch when I'm sketching!
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are insanely related. They're all creative expressions.
We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
I think that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and our traditions even up to this day and I think that we're very welcoming with the Americans. And I don't see any problem with that at all.
I'm actually a very simple person. A very normal man.
As a young boy, I had gone to a Bayern match with my father. I had never seen such a big stadium before, and it was overwhelming. Everything was so big, so loud.
Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!
The villain is the character that the people remember. — © Udo Kier
The villain is the character that the people remember.
Religion is all good, but we are almost back to medieval times now, where we are obsessed with going into religious wars and electing our politicians based on their religious statements.
Everyone has his or her own opinion and I always welcome criticism. That's why we have freedom of expression and that's also what I stand for - but I won't stand for insults.
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media - you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.
Things aren't always full of sunshine, there has to be friction at times as well.
To sing the national anthem is wonderful, but it's far from the sign of a strong team and it is absolutely no indication of a lack of desire to fight.
Sporting behaviour means fair behaviour. This is the player's task, not the referee's.
As long as you are winning it is a good day.
Team spirit is paramount - each of our own egos has to take a back seat. That applies to me as well as everyone else.
Our standards at Bayern are extremely high, with every training session at very high intensity.
We're Real Madrid - and being successful is part of our DNA.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I actually enjoy the fantasy world quite a bit. You have no boundaries.
You can plan, but what happens on a football field cannot be predicted.
The only safe thing is to take a chance.
I want true love, because I don't have so much time, and I want to spend my time with the right girl.
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.
I'm trying to get the best out of myself.
Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, sometimes you are unlucky, but that's life.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
With modeling, you pose. You want to look your best all the time. With acting, you have to be aware of the camera, but the more you show your imperfections, the better you're going to be.
At the end of the day, everyone is repsonsible for their own contracts. Nobody forced us to sign them.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Being a substitute can be an advantage. I know this situation from the national team. And I am also good as a player coming from the bench. — © Andre Schurrle
Being a substitute can be an advantage. I know this situation from the national team. And I am also good as a player coming from the bench.
Don't make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.
I see through my eyes; the camera is just a machine to record it for me.
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
True hopefulness and optimism is what leads one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility - along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure - would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
Cologne was my big team, my favourite team. I trained one week in Cologne, and they asked me to sign for Cologne. At 17 or 18, the coach asked me to go the first-team training ground. I was lucky to have that coach.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The Church is not an automobile showroom - a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation.
Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.
Sometimes I think I'm a bit impatient, and a bit more patience would help me in some cases. — © Nico Hulkenberg
Sometimes I think I'm a bit impatient, and a bit more patience would help me in some cases.
There's a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, 'Mia san mia.' Literally, it is, 'We are we,' but it means, 'We are who we are.' That's not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.
People from outside don't know how difficult it is to be goalkeeper.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Being gay is no longer a taboo subject in Germany.
I always try to make healthy baked goods, like an oatmeal cookie that literally has only oats, nuts, bananas and apple sauce in it.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Solitude is independence.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
But I stand here as my own person, as a mother of three, as a former interior minister, state leader, who has served this land for 18 years and who has learned what it means to lead. And that leadership has more to do with inner strength than how loud you talk.
Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
It's not good to end the year with a loss.
Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
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