"I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Gerhard Schroder on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Gerhard Schroder on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Gerhard Schroder on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Gerhard Schroder on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Gerhard Schroder on Joseph Stalin
"As far as my relationship with President Putin is concerned, it's fine."
"Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it."