Guy Verhofstadt Quotes

Who on Earth 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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“Crises are challenges, not calamities.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

“Politicians who are not vulnerable are dangerous.”

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

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

Guy Verhofstadt

“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.”

Guy Verhofstadt

“Whoever tries to create Heaven on Earth produces Hell.”

Guy Verhofstadt