„Through the consolidation of basic production and the institution of a new High Authority, whose decisions will bind France, Germany and the other countries that join, this proposal represents the first concrete step towards a European federation, imperative for the preservation of peace.“

—  Jean Monnet, Speech by Robert Schuman (9 May 1950), written by Monnet
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—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
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„He is profoundly wrong. Our country is run by the people of the Russian Federation through legitimately elected bodies of power and administration: through representative bodies (the parliament) and executive bodies (the president and the government of the Russian Federation)“

—  Vladímir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
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„It is still possible for the largest education authority in the country to propose“

—  R. H. Tawney English philosopher 1880 - 1962
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—  Wilhelm II, German Emperor German Emperor and King of Prussia 1859 - 1941
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„Kant was the first to take the next decisive step“

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—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
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