If we know where we want to go, then even a stony road is bearable.
In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa.
Korea's early repayment of the full amount of loans from the IMF is a major milestone.
Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.
I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country, because I have faith in its people.
I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient.
It is particularly moving, and I can say this also as a Protestant Christian, that a German - one of us - has been made Pope.
It is just not enough to strengthen the secret services for the fight against terrorism but it's also necessary to advance dialogue between cultures.
After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be invaded by the Germans in World War Two, we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war.
A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples - in particular the United States of America - fought so that we Germans could live in liberty. That we should never forget.