"The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Tarja Halonen on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Tarja Halonen on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Tarja Halonen on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Tarja Halonen on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Tarja Halonen on Earl Nightingale
"We are a model country where gender equality is concerned."
"The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality."