"Rwanda was considered a second-class operation because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo. They were negotiating, they'd accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Boutros Boutros-Ghali on John Lennon
"The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today."
"The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council."