Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (January 5, 1876 – April 19, 1967) was a
German statesman. As the first post-war Chancellor of Germany (West
Germany) from 1949 to 1963, he led his country from the ruins of World
War II to a productive and prosperous nation that forged close relations
with old enemies France and the United States. During his years in power
Germany achieved democracy, stability, international respect and
economic prosperity ("Wirtschaftswunder", German for "economic
miracle"). He was the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union
(CDU), a Christian Democratic party that under his leadership became,
and has since remained, the most powerful party in the country. (Click
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A thick skin is a gift from God.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
All parts of the human body get tired eventually- except the tongue.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems
unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary
to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
In an instant age, perhaps we must relearn the ancient truth that
patience, too, has its victories.
I do not ask to be young again; all I want is to go on getting older.
When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great
world ideals all begin in some home neighborhood.
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