Guy Verhofstadt Quotes

Who is Guy Verhofstadt?

Guy Verhofstadt is a Belgian politician who was the Prime Minister of Belgium and a Member of the European Parliament.

Born April 11, 1953

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Best 18 Quotes by Guy Verhofstadt

“Belgian politics is always good in finding reasons for not having to do anything.”

“Brexit is stupidity for a country with 53 percent of its exports going to the Continent and to the rest of Europe. It’s even so stupid that Britain’s best friends, the U.S., don’t understand it all.”

“British citizens are not so stupid to give up EU membership which is economically important for them and secondly geopolitically, British citizens know very well that Britain without the EU is in fact a dwarf on the world level.”

“Crises are challenges, not calamities.”

“Europe is not capable of dealing with the big crises we face, we can only solve this by working more closely together and reform Europe. It is time for another way for Europe.”

“I know that within the Tory party the hard Brexiteers are compared to the leaders of the French revolution. I think Gove is Brissot, and Boris Johnson is Danton, and Rees-Mogg is compared to Robespierre. We should not forget that the efforts of these men were not appreciated by the common man they claimed to represent – because they all ended up on the guillotine. So that’s important to remind them.”

“In politics, one can learn some things from cycling, such as how to have character and courage. Sometimes in politics there isn't enough of those things.”

“It is sad to see a country leaving that twice liberated us, that has twice given its blood to liberate Europe.”

“Let's face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent.”

“Politicians who are not vulnerable are dangerous.”

“That which concerns everyone must also be discussed and approved by everyone.”

“The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion.”

“The ones who never do stupid things are usually the lazy who never do anything at all.”

“The only winners from a Brexit would be Nigel Farage and Vladimir Putin; who would relish a divided Europe.”

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“There is no miracle cure for the many problems of the world.”

“When you are invited to a dinner, you are either a guest or you are part of a menu.”

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“Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction.”

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