"I hope that my government can help change Italian mentality."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Mario Monti on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Mario Monti on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Mario Monti on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Mario Monti on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Mario Monti on Dalai Lama
"If governments let themselves be fully bound by the decisions of their parliaments without protecting their own freedom to act, a breakup of Europe would be a more probable outcome than deeper integration."
"Italy has piled up huge public debt because the successive governments were too close to the life of ordinary citizens, too willing to please the requests of everybody, thereby acting against the interests of future generations."
"Italy even in the future will not need aid from the European Financial Stability Fund."
"I believe that in Europe, we have a collective leadership."
"So I think democracy, in the long-term, in our countries will survive if it comes to be associated with leadership, will not survive if democracy plus media brings to us more and more followship rather than leadership."