"Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Douglas Hurd on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Douglas Hurd on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Douglas Hurd on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Douglas Hurd on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Douglas Hurd on Ernest Hemingway