"There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Kofi Annan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Kofi Annan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Kofi Annan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Kofi Annan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Kofi Annan on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."