"World history is tragic."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Thomas Jefferson
"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."