Giulio Andreotti Quotes

Apart from the Punic Wars, I’ve been held responsible for just about everything.

Clericalism: the habitual confusion between that which is of Caesar, and that of God.

Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.

Green Party are like watermelons: green on the outside but red on the inside.

I love Germany so much that I preferred when there were two.

I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants.

I should be making plans more for the next world than for this one.

I think the best thing is not to think about death, but you mustn’t think about being immortal, either.

If a citizen who’s committed many crimes, instead of going to prison would say something against me or another politician, or against any other well known person, I don’t know that he wouldn’t have a strong temptation to do this. I don’t want to be disrespectful to anybody but someone who’s killed twenty people could easily tell a lie.

If I had been born in a refugee camp in Lebanon, maybe I would also be a terrorist.

In my opinion Europe is a movement that can’t expect to be perfect straight away, but it should seek to harness the skills of everyone and get the best out of everything at the same time as it corrects the faults. It’s not easy, but we have to do it, it’s a moral obligation for the future generations to get this right, and not go astray.

In politics, sunny days and rainy days can change very quickly.

It’s not enough to be right: you need to also have someone who says that you are.

Mrs. Thatcher was highly intelligent and capable of finesse, but with an authoritarian character: It wasn’t easy to sit at a a table with her.

Never leave traces.

Power wears out those who don’t have it.

The malice of the good is very dangerous.

You sin in thinking bad about people, but, often, you guess right.