quote by Francis Schaeffer

I am convinced that when Nietzsche came to Switzerland and went insane, it was not because of venereal disease, though he did have this disease. Rather, it was because he understood that insanity was the only philosophic answer if the infinite-personal God does not exist.

— Francis Schaeffer

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I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.

I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.

To be an artist at all is like living in Switzerland during a world war.

To be an artist in Zurich, in 1917, implies a degree of self-absorption that would have glazed over the eyes of Narcissus.

The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland, where we were taking a cure.


Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate.

Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.

A U.N. study claims the happiest country in the world is Switzerland. When asked why they're so happy, Swiss people couldn't answer because their hands were counting money and their mouths were full of chocolate.

And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.


When all the world is socialist, Switzerland will have to remain capitalist, so that it can tell us the price of everything.

Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.

Lenin had taken part in Jewish student meetings in Switzerland thirty-five years before.

Indian films have this obsession with hygienic clean spaces, even though the country's not so clean. They're either shot in the studios or shot in London, in America, in Switzerland - clean places. Everywhere except India.

Switzerland is a land where crime is virtually unknown, yet most Swiss males are required by law to keep in their homes what amounts to a portable, personal machine gun.


In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland, in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time it is the only country that everybody has confidence in, everybody.

The first time I passed through the country (Switzerland) I had the impression it was swept down with a broom from one end to the other every morning by housewives who dumped all the dirt in Italy.

I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.

England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.

Internationally, I love going to Switzerland.

I went there many times for shooting and loved the Alps, the tranquility, cleanliness, the greenery and the warmth of the people there.


My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I'm a free citizen.

No one really likes Switzerland, except those who prefer cleanliness to life.

The fiesta of soccer, a feast for the legs that play and the eyes that watch, is much more than a big business run by overlords from Switzerland. The most popular sport in the world wants to serve the people who embrace it.

You are...Well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence." -Bella

When you think of a safe and solid arbitration place, you think of Switzerland, Sweden, Canada. Those attributes may be associated with clichés, but I think they resonate with a lot of people and they are a solid base for Canada to co-operate and help others.


Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.

You found an uncle on one side and a nephew on the other, a cousin here and a cousin there. Besides it's still true today. I'll tell you something else. There was a time when even two ambassadors to Switzerland, the one from India and the one from Pakistan, were two blood brothers. Oh, the Partition imposed on us by the British was so unnatural!

I don't think we should be engaged in nation-building.

It's not our job to turn foreign nations into democratic utopias, to try to turn Iraq into Switzerland. It is the military's job to hunt down and kill our enemies, to kill ISIS before they murder American citizens and they wage jihad.

Switzerland has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, the strongest currency and the largest financial center for foreign assets. And we're a small country with no natural resources. Switzerland is the world capital of dealing in stolen goods.

Senator John Kerry released his plan today to eliminate the deficit.

He said all we have to do is find a really rich country like Switzerland and marry it.


To do so, we are creating a Fairness for Switzerland Committee that will not only disseminate some of the facts, but also protect a relationship that is important to all of us in North America.

I've lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German.

Switzerland is my favorite place now, because it's so - nothing. There is absolutely nothing to do.

Money comes to Switzerland through three illegal sources: tax evasion in other developed countries, the blood money of dictators and other rulers in the Third World and organized crime.

With terminal illness, your fate is sealed.

Morally, we're more comfortable with a situation where you don't cause death, but you hasten it. We think that's a bright line. Comparing the U.S. with Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal for patients suffering 'intolerable health problems.'

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