"The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China."
"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."Laurent Fabius on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Laurent Fabius 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."Laurent Fabius on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Laurent Fabius on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Laurent Fabius on Ernest Hemingway
"For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date."
"The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport."