"We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Kofi Annan on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Kofi Annan on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Kofi Annan on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Kofi Annan on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Kofi Annan on William Shakespeare
"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."