Walter Scheel 1919–2016

‘To be liberal means to be open to the real world that I have to deal with if I want to change it.’

Hans-Dietrich Genscher 1927–2016

‘No power in the world can stop human dignity and liberty in the long run.’

Marie-Elisabeth Lüders 1878–1966

‘There is no male politics and no female politics; the object of politics is human beings per se.’

Friedrich Naumann 1860 –1919

‘If you want peace, lose yourself and try to believe in big things.’

Theodor Heuss 1884 –1963

‘The external liberty of the many is kept alive by the inner freedom of individuals.’

Liselotte Funcke 1918–2012

‘Democracy lives by the participation and shared responsibility of its citizens.’