Top 20 Famous Quotes From Kofi Anna

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Kofi Anna is known for not only his role as secretary-general of the United Nations but also his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and to Iran's nuclear program. Here are top 20 famous quotes from the Ghanaian diplomat that you may be interested in.

“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

“We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.”

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”

“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.”

“Both rebels and government must understand that, if these incidents continue, it will impede humanitarian assistance and delivery.”

“Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.”

"We can wait until everything is perfect but how much time will that take? One year, two years, three years? Will the population accept this even though they haven't had a chance to vote for 40 years?"

“We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.”

“Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.”

“In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.”

“We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.”

"I think we should see a clear message in the overwhelming success of women in presidential elections over the past year: the world is ready for a woman as secretary general of the United Nations."

“There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.”

“Whether our challenge is peacemaking, nation-building, democratization or responding to natural or man-made disaster, we have seen that even the strongest amongst us cannot succeed alone.”

“The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.”

“We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.”

“Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.”

“We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.”

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This article was published on 2013/10/14
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