Timothy Garton Ash Quotes

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population.

Women Quotes, Men Quotes

I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime.

Action Quotes, Courage Quotes, Weakness Quotes

Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.

Technology Quotes, Opinion Quotes, History Quotes, Power Quotes, War Quotes


But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy.

Compromise Quotes, Politics Quotes, Violence Quotes

One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image.

Violence Quotes

That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.

Balance Quotes, Communication Quotes, Respect Quotes

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.

Attitude Quotes, Important Quotes, Minorities Quotes, Religious Quotes

I love this country, but the union jack leaves me cold.

Love Quotes

Nuclear proliferation - the proliferation of WMDs altogether - is one of the greatest dangers of our time.

Life Quotes, Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Anger Quotes

To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity - and its lost creativity.

Creativity Quotes, Diversity Quotes

A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism.

Aim Quotes, Democracy Quotes