"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Kofi Annan on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Kofi Annan on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Kofi Annan on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Kofi Annan on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Kofi Annan on Thomas Jefferson
"The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone."
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."
"More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development."
"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."