GIULIO ANDREOTTI QUOTES

Italian politician (1919-2013)

Power tires only those who do not have it.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, London Independent, Apr. 5, 1992

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Apart from the Punic Wars, I've been blamed for just about everything.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, "Giulio Andreotti: le frasi celebri e gli aforismi", L'Huffington Post, Jun. 5, 2013

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

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, "Giulio Andreotti: le frasi celebri e gli aforismi", L'Huffington Post, Jun. 5, 2013

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

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, "Giulio Andreotti: le frasi celebri e gli aforismi", L'Huffington Post, Jun. 5, 2013

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I have some state secrets I will take with me to paradise.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, la Repubblica, Jan. 9, 2009

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

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, interview with Edmondo Aroldi, La lettura, 1977

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My father died when I was two years old. But my mother was quite capable. She raised three children with his war pension which was peanuts. Yet we did not want for anything. We grew up with a certain parsimony, which is a nice thing. Then if life gives you more good, otherwise you get used to. I'm still thrifty.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, la Repubblica, Jan. 9, 2009

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My conscience is clear, because I know that in my conscience and in front of God I am guilty of nothing. I hope human justice will see at the same way.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, interview with CNN reporter Bill Delaney, Sep. 24, 1995

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In church I feel very close to the publican of the parable.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, interview with Roberto Gervaso, 1977

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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 want to be disrespectful to anybody but someone who's killed twenty people could easily tell a lie.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, interview with CNN reporter Bill Delaney, Sep. 24, 1995

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The judges are a big problem. Law is equal for everyone, except for them.

GIULIO ANDREOTTI, la Repubblica, Jan. 9, 2009

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