"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Ulrich Beck on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Ulrich Beck on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Ulrich Beck on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Ulrich Beck on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Ulrich Beck on Oscar Wilde
"You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply."
"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."