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Education is a human right with immense power to transform.
by Kofi Annan

Education is a human right with immense power to transform.
On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom,
democracy and sustainable human development.
- Kofi Annan

To live is to choose.
- Kofi Annan

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

 

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

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.
- Kofi Annan

If information and knowledge are central to democracy,
they are the conditions for development.
- Kofi Annan

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National markets are held together by shared values
and confidence in certain minimum standards.
But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
- Kofi Annan

It has been said that arguing against globalization
is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
- Kofi Annan

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course
for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium,
who will?
- Kofi Annan

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose
sight of principles the country holds dear.
- Kofi Annan

More than ever before in human history,
we share a common destiny.
We can master it only if we face it together.
And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems,
if only we can find the political will.
- Kofi Annan

Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan

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.
- Kofi Annan

If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
- Kofi Annan

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.
- Kofi Annan

We need to think of the future and the planet we are
going to leave to our children and their children.
- Kofi Annan

The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost
all the states in the world,
is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
- Kofi Annan

Business, labor and civil society organizations have
skills and resources that are vital in helping to build
a more robust global community.
- Kofi Annan

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end
the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan

We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
- Kofi Annan

We have to choose between a global market driven only
by calculations of short-term profit,
and one which has a human face.
- Kofi Annan

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Kofi Annan

In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
- Kofi Annan

Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these
relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
- Kofi Annan

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in
broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs,
and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
- Kofi Annan

We cannot wait for governments to do it all.
Globalization operates on Internet time.
Governments tend to be slow moving by nature,
because they have to build political support for every step.
- Kofi Annan

In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United
Nations will be defined by a new,
more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life,
regardless of race or religion.
- Kofi Annan

The question is the morning after.
What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing?
What happens in the region? What impact could it have?
These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.
- Kofi Annan

Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political
commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers
that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.
- Kofi Annan

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead


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