"I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."George Papandreou on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."George Papandreou on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."George Papandreou on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."George Papandreou on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."George Papandreou on Mahatma Gandhi
"At times of distress, we all like to recall the advice of fathers and mothers. The best advice my father gave me was to keep faith and deep confidence in the potential of the Greek people nurture the belief that they can do things."
"The Marshall Plan was after destruction, and the U.S. came to our help and obviously this was very, very important for the future of Europe. I think now we have all the capabilities of doing it on our own and, in a sense, we have to."
"My hope is that we will turn Greece into maybe the most transparent country in the world with everything on the web."
"In ancient Greece, politics and the market were not decoupled."
"I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me."