"I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Lech Walesa on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Lech Walesa on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Lech Walesa 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."Lech Walesa 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."Lech Walesa on Oscar Wilde
"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
"The politicians always told us that the Cold War stand-off could only change by way of nuclear war. None of them believed that such systemic change was possible."
"You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?"
"I use many different gadgets connected with computers I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites - of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!"
"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."