Gustav Heinemann Quotes

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Gustav Heinemann Quotes

We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual has to be protected not only from the power of the state, but even more so from economic and societal power.
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Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.

— Gustav Heinemann

The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality.

— Gustav Heinemann

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions.

— Gustav Heinemann

Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society.

— Gustav Heinemann

I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.

— Gustav Heinemann

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations.

— Gustav Heinemann

We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual has to be protected not only from the power of the state, but even more so from economic and societal power.

— Gustav Heinemann

War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.

— Gustav Heinemann

Beyond peace, there is no longer any existence possible.

— Gustav Heinemann

The time has come - and must come - for multilateral conversations about a secure peace in all of Europe.

— Gustav Heinemann

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