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Quote Hans Kelsen

Those who are for democracy cannot allow themselves to be caught in the dangerous contradiction of using the means of dictatorship to defend democracy. One must remain faithful to one’s flag even when the ship is sinking; and in the abyss one can only carry the hope that the ideal of freedom is indestructible, and the more deeply it sinks the more it will one day return to life with greater passion.
Hans Kelsen (1932)

Quote Juncker 2

Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?

Jean-Claude Juncker, on calls for referendums over Lisbon Treaty / Le Soir, 2 juli 2007

Quote Juncker 1

We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.

Jean-Claude Juncker, on the introduction of the euro / Der Spiegel, 27 december 1999