"The fact that we're going through a crisis is an opportunity for Europe to be more coordinated and more integrated. We're actually talking about a European Monetary Fund or euro bonds, about guarantees for countries, about economic governance in the European Union. That shows the strength of 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."George Papandreou on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."George Papandreou 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."George Papandreou on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."George Papandreou on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."George Papandreou on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"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."
"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."