"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Kofi Annan on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Kofi Annan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Kofi Annan on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Kofi Annan on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Kofi Annan on Dalai Lama
"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."