"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Booker T. Washington
"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
"Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age."
"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
"Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again."
"News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news."
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