"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Gijs de Vries on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Gijs de Vries on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Gijs de Vries on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Gijs de Vries on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Gijs de Vries on Albert Einstein
"I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism."
"In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities."
"In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential."
"Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact."
"I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops."