"Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Anna Lindh on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Anna Lindh on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Anna Lindh on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Anna Lindh on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Anna Lindh on Abraham Lincoln
"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
"Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development."
"The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability."
"In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure."
"One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security."