Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

(José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero)

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
  • Born: August 4, 1960
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Profession: Statesman

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… patriotism is liberty. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
A republican is someone who defends public institutions and democratic values, someone who is a defender of public life, someone who respects the principles of liberty, so in that sense we are very calm and at ease. Miscellaneous
I would like to admit the clear error I made in front of all Spanish citizens Leaders & Leadership
If there is corruption, it's because the political parties are weak. Corruption
Less smoking and more reading. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Power won't change me. Power
The strength of a culture depends on its capacity to open itself up to other cultures, to integrate itself into them and to integrate them into it. States. Nations & Nationhood
Today, the grandeur of a country is measured by the extent to which it defends and extends its citizens' rights through its impulse towards total equality, by its capacity to create energy that contributes towards cultural, social and economic growth. That is how a country becomes strong, by making its citizens more powerful. Development & Growth ;Energy ;States. Nations & Nationhood
Today, the grandeur of a country is measured by the extent to which it defends and extends its citizens' rights through its impulse towards total equality, by its capacity to create energy that contributes towards cultural, social and economic growth. That is how a country becomes strong, by making its citizens more powerful. States. Nations & Nationhood
With a Socialist government, there will not be a national surplus whilst there continues to be inequality. Budgets & Budgeting
Any peace process after so many years of horror and terror will be long and difficult. War & Peace
Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have. Power
I said when I came into office that I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a good democrat.
I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That's something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community - that's the synthesis I want to achieve.
I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm. The occupation is a fiasco. There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the war. War & Peace
It's true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security. Government ;War & Peace
Markets are very important but for the government the citizens are more so. Government
Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him - that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic, dramatic terrorist attack.
My commitment is my commitment.
No Spanish government has given into terror and no government will do that. Government
Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting.
The corporations and the media don't need power; they already have it. Power
The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights.
The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength. Women ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence.
Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate.
We're aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our allegiance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration. Government ;War & Peace
You can't bomb a people just in case.