Jacques Delors Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Jacques Delors quotes and sayings (economist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Jacques Delors Quotes
“I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe, and of France.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.”
“The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional, personal plan.”
“My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don't want to change anything.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.”
Jacques Delors Quotes
“For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.”

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