I had my own battle tactics.

The people in Poland had to deal with painful reforms.

People are most important.

I hope to work harder than ever to help people around the world.

Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.

The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations.

People always ask me, 'Lech, aren't you afraid of being killed?' And as an answer I shrug my shoulders.

The politicians always told us that the Cold War stand-off could only change by way of nuclear war. None of them believed that such systemic change was possible.

As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.

I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.

There is something of the warrior in me.

I believe that any violation of privacy is nothing good.

Capitalism is in crisis.

I am overjoyed that I do not need a heart transplant at this time.

After the war, Germany fully confessed to all its dirty tricks. It's necessary to is draw a line under the past, even if people did something evil. Until we do, wounds won't heal.

No minority should climb all over the majority.

You should go to the polls, organize yourself. But once lawmakers are chosen, they must be respected.

The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?

One could always do more, faster and cleverer, but democracy has its own rhythm.

I got politics and economics moving and then others took over.

I cannot stand for more than half an hour in one place.

Life creates new heroes, and new heroes always find it easiest to beat up on the previous heroes.

This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity.

Now is the era of intellect, information and the Internet.

The fall of the Berlin Wall makes for nice pictures. But it all started in the shipyards.

Freedom must be gained step by step, slowly. Freedom is a food which must be carefully administered when people are too hungry for it.

My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.

My struggle led to the reunification of Germany and the creation of the state of Europe. We destroyed the borders; globalisation is on the horizon.

In myself I am nothing. It all comes from God and the Virgin Mary.

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray.

Democracy is made up of three elements. One is whether the laws support pluralistic principles. The second is whether the people take advantage of these laws. The third element is whether the peoples' wallets are thick enough to benefit from this democracy.

Communists are great capitalists, so there is no threat anymore.

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence, hatred and lies. A lesson drawn from such experiences, however, was that we can effectively oppose violence only if we ourselves do not resort to it.

I am happy that Poland is returning to the road of pluralism and democracy.

I don't have regrets I didn't spend more time with my family because I've lived my life to the full, and you can't look back in regret.

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.

I risked my life.

I can't imagine the right wing trying to unite without my participation.

Obviously people want social calm, but if you do not let clever and ingenious people to participate, obviously there must be some dormant volcano that will erupt, sooner or later.

I want to light the lights of patriotism.

Tomorrow there will be no division to Europe and Asia. These are old concepts that would remain only on maps. Everything will be united. Companies will be united. It is a process of structures growing due to the technological progress.

I don't like to look a man in the eye.

My health is very much improved.

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out.

When I was fighting communism, there was rapid development of satellite television and cell phones, and communism, to survive, would have to block all these information devices.