"[Antall] knew and accepted that he might well die in the course of fulfilling his chosen destiny. This knowledge
seems to have marshalled remarkable reserves of strength in him: for three years, he had a perfect command even
during the different phases – some better, some worse – of his battle with cancer."
"I would emphasise his ability to take a broad view; his empathy; his imagination, which provided him with many extraordinary ideas; and his sense of humour, including at his own expense. His knowledge as a historian gave him a great practical advantage in solving problems, for instance in parliamentary tactics. Although his opponents, particularly the opposition media, sought to depict him as a ”dour historian”, he used history as a practical tool. He was familiar with centuries of Hungary’s history and mentality; he was also knowledgeable about European history and Western thought."