"If we want to implement climate protection worldwide, countries like Germany, which are capable of developing new technologies, will have to hand over some of their knowledge. We can't expect to have our cake and eat it too."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Sigmar Gabriel on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Sigmar Gabriel on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Sigmar Gabriel on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Sigmar Gabriel on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Sigmar Gabriel on William Shakespeare
"Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it."
"But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes."
"Without sound conservation and management measures, fisheries will quickly become depleted and a basic component of global food security will be lost."
"What we have at present is a system of loss socialism. Whatever goes wrong is shouldered by the general public and anything that works is privatised. Worshippers of market freedom have suspended the most important economic principle: Risk and liability go hand in hand."
"What could become a danger to world peace is Iran's nuclear program and the country's open threat to annihilate Israel."