"What could become a danger to world peace is Iran's nuclear program and the country's open threat to annihilate Israel."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Sigmar Gabriel on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Sigmar Gabriel on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Sigmar Gabriel on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Sigmar Gabriel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Sigmar Gabriel on John Lennon
"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."
"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."