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Quotations by Martin Niemöller
Martin NiemöllerFirst they came for the Jews - First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I'm not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I'm not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I'm not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.

And now I am a revolutionary - I began my political responsibility as an ultra-conservative. I wanted the Kaiser to come back; and now I am a revolutionary. I really mean that. If I live to be a hundred I shall maybe be an anarchist, for an anarchist wants to do without all government.

For politicians truth and falsehood. . . - For politicians truth and falsehood are unimportant. So I never could become a politician -- not even a church politician.