Kofi Annan Quotes on Education, Leadership & Peace

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Kofi Annan Quotes

Read motivational Kofi Annan quotes and sayings on education, leadership & peace. Here we share top quotes of Kofi Annan with you! He was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations

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

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2. More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.

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3. It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

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4. In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.

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5. I am a stubborn optimist: I was born an optimist and will remain an optimist.

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6. 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.

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

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8. We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.

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9. If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development.

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10. If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.

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11. We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.

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12. I think that my darkest moment was the Iraq war and the fact that we could not stop it.

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13. The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.

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14. More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.

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15. Could you imagine if the U.N. had endorsed the war in Iraq, what our reputation would be like?

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16. Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

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17. We cannot allow situations where leaders threaten war on television or on Twitter.

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18. The U.N. doesn’t have any troops; we borrow them from governments.

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19. One has to have the strength of character to say the time has come to move on… unless you are a king.

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20. Change is a process which has to be managed.

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