Daily Quote: David Cameron on the European Union

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,… Read More

Daily Quote: Angela Merkel on European identity

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 Image courtesy of Armin Linnartz under the Creative… Read More

Daily Quote: Alex Jones on real Treasures

The real treasures in this life, Are family, is blood, friends, old friends, friends living, friends long gone. But in this materialistic society there are many people that would sell their soul, for the trinkets, and symbols, of power and success. They wonder why they’re so miserable. All the junk will never make you happy,… Read More

Daily Quote: Dietrich Bonhoeffer had the essence of optimism

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Daily Quote: Yo-Yo Ma and Classical Music

The tradition of classical music and the opera is such that it used to be the place where social intercourse could take place between all parts of society: politicians, industrialists, artists, citizens, etc. That tradition, I think, still exists, but it’s much, much more diluted. Yo-Yo Ma