"Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it."
"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."Gerhard Schroder on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Gerhard Schroder 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."Gerhard Schroder on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Gerhard Schroder on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Gerhard Schroder on Ernest Hemingway
"I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days."
"As far as my relationship with President Putin is concerned, it's fine."