"You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Ulrich Beck on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Ulrich Beck on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Ulrich Beck 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."Ulrich Beck 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."Ulrich Beck on John Lennon
"You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances."
"All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many."
"The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion."
"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
"I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too."