"I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jose Manuel Barroso on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jose Manuel Barroso on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jose Manuel Barroso on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jose Manuel Barroso on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jose Manuel Barroso on Abraham Lincoln
"Let us not forget that the European Community started as a project for peace after the terrible Second World War. And today people take for granted the freedom to travel, to study, to work abroad. And the citizens of one country have almost exactly the same rights as another country."