Daily Quote: David Cameron on the European Union

In Daily Quote, Politics on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am


Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union – to secure peace – has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.

David Cameron

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Daily Quote: Angela Merkel on European identity

In Daily Quote, Politics on July 20, 2014 at 6:00 am


I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We’ve always said German unity, European unity and integration, that’s two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness.

Angela Merkel

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Daily Quote: John Steinbeck describes Greed

In Daily Quote on July 19, 2014 at 6:00 am


It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck


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