Henri of Luxembourg

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Grand Duke Henri (born April 16 1955) is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Head of the House of Nassau-Weilburg.

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Society[edit]

  • Each of us, within the limits of our resources, is set to be an actor, in having a lead role in one's own life, but above all by committing to others...a profound truth [is] that everyone has a role to play in society beyond their own fate.
    • Jidderee vun eis ass, an der Mooss vun sengen Mëttelen, dozou opgeruff selwer Akteur ze sinn, an dem e säi Liewen an d’Hand hëlt, mee och an dem en sech fir déi aner engagéiert...eng profund Wourecht, an zwar dass Jiddereen an der Gesellschaft eng Roll ze spillen huet, déi säin eegent Schicksal iwwertrëfft.
    • Christmas message [1] (25 December 2014)
  • Faced with events of such magnitude [as the First World War], we share the same sense of helplessness, with the impression that things are imposed on us by fate or an external force. Yet it is Man who writes history.
    • Christmas message [2] (25 December 2015)
  • Recent events show us, however, that stability and peace on our continent are not permanent institutions. Quite the opposite.
    • L’actualité nous montre cependant que la stabilité et la paix sur notre continent ne sont pas données permanentes. Bien au contraire.
      • Speech given at the Polish State Banquet [3] (07 May 2014)

Luxembourg[edit]

  • The small size of our territory, as well as our turbulent history, has rendered us deeply conscient of our dependence upon those who surround us. I believe that this understanding has had the merit of keeping us from arrogance.
    • L’étroitesse de notre territoire ainsi que notre histoire mouvementée nous ont rendus pleinement conscients de notre dépendance à l’égard de tous ceux qui nous entourent. Je pense que cette prise de conscience a le mérite de nous préserver de l’arrogance.
    • Christmas message [4] (25 December 2015)
  • At every period in her history, in different circumstances, the Grand Duchy has had to reinvent herself.
    • An all Period vu senger Geschicht huet de Grand-Duché sech nei erfonnt, an huet dat och misse maachen.
    • Speech on National Day, [5] (23 June 2014)
  • Luxembourg found in the United Nations and multilateralism in general the ideal framework to flourish as an independent, sovereign state.
    • Address to the United Nations (26 September 2012)
  • Luxembourg itself, being a multiculturai and multilingual State by its history, its geographical location and the composition of its population, has often played a role of mediator between the interests of its large European neighbours and within the European Union.
    • Address to the United Nations (26 September 2012)

Immigration[edit]

  • The efforts must be shared between those who welcome and those who wish to integrate. The acceptance of the basic rules of our society, of our democratic ideas, of our ways of life and our cultural plurality are a precondition which cannot be argued against.
    • Sécher: déi, déi empfänken an also doheem sinn, an déi, déi sech wëllen integréieren, musse gewëllt sinn, openeen zouzegouen. Dobäi muss all Säit d’Basisregelen vun eiser Gesellschaft, eis demokratesch Idealer, eis Liewensaart an eise kulturelle Pluralismus bereet sinn ze respektéieren. Ouni dat geet et net.
    • Speech on National Day, [6] (23 June 2014)
  • Long has reality belied ethnicity-oriented conceptions of the Nation. In a country where resident foreigners make up almost half of the population, and where foreigners constitute two thirds of the working population, it no longer makes any sense. Wider conceptions of the Nation have come into being.
    • Déi éischter ethnesch orientéiert Konzeptioun vun der Natioun ass zanter laangem vun de Realitéiten dementéiert ginn. An engem Land ewéi äist, wou praktesch d’Halschent Net-Lëtzebuerger wunnen a wou se zwee Drëttel vun der aktiver Populatioun ausmaachen, ergëtt dat kee Sënn méi. Aplaz hu sech vill méi offe Konzeptiounen vun der Natioun imposéiert.
    • Speech on National Day, [7] (23 June 2014)

Crisis in Syria[edit]

  • This crisis is a challenge to our conscience. It puts our committment to a hard test.
    • Address to the United Nations (26 September 2012)
  • This conflict has been going on for too long. It is essential that the parties start new direct negotiations and negotiate a sustainable peace, with the support of the Quartet. The path will be arduous, no doubt, but the objective is worth it, for the Israelis and the Palestinians and the entire region: an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine, living side by side with the State of Israel in peace and security.
    • Address to the United Nations (26 September 2012)

External links[edit]

The Royal Court of Luxembourg