"I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Harri Holkeri on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Harri Holkeri on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Harri Holkeri on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Harri Holkeri on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Harri Holkeri on Oscar Wilde
"There are many challenges, there are many obstacles let us try to change the obstacles to advantages."
"One of the biggest development issues in the world is the education of girls. In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted, but not in Africa and the developing countries."
"If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly, it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education, which enables a better life for women."
"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems."