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I am in favor of complete freedom of information and
by Omar Bongo

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and
of free access to the new communication tools,
in particular the Internet.
- Omar Bongo

It is not right to associate the fight against international
terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
- Omar Bongo

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States,
has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo

Because the world is in economic recession,
which worsened since this drama happened,
and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo

 

It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim
of the September 11 attacks.
- Omar Bongo

Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers.
- Omar Bongo

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

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I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
- Omar Bongo

The free market economy is supposed to be the only
path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity,
power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo

The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
- Omar Bongo

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy
and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point -
if not a commodity -
of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo

But the Western countries that link their partnership
with the poorest countries with respect for democracy
also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
- Omar Bongo

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
- Omar Bongo

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

The resources of our continent attract,
more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
- Omar Bongo

Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature,
today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
- Omar Bongo

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade,
and we cannot assure our development on our own.
- Omar Bongo

Do not forget that the Arab countries,
starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that
have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.
- Omar Bongo

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not
experienced direct military confrontations,
on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans,
to fight other Africans.
- Omar Bongo

In short, we have, among African countries,
a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
- Omar Bongo

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

The birth of the African Union should encourage us
to reexamine relations between African States.
- Omar Bongo

It is up to African leaders to show their will and
political courage in order to assure that this new
pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument
and not a place for endless discussions.
- Omar Bongo

The African Union has to act in order to put an end
to armed conflicts that undermine the continent,
to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and
other contagious diseases,
to promote sustainable development of its member states.
- Omar Bongo

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War,
in spite of the participation of a considerable number
of African states in the non-aligned movement,
everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
- Omar Bongo

My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions
which I carried out during many conflicts,
which very often occurred between brothers of the same country,
are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations
based on personal ambitions.
- Omar Bongo

In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence,
we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes
abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to
impose their economic or political models.
- Omar Bongo

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting
against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States,
but for the sake of themselves, and,
to a larger extent,
in the name of stability of international relations.
- Omar Bongo

But it is important to observe that when Europe or
the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed
to be aimed against a certain regime,
usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
- Omar Bongo

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care,
the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity,
but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

But that was war.
Just about all he could find in its favor was that
it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious
influence of their parents.
- Joseph Heller

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose.
I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway:
you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually
not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
- Max Eastman

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it,
you confer a favor on all.
- Publilius Syrus

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit
at the expense of one's better nature.
- Charles de Secondat

You have one big mythology in your favor:
Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable.
But I know you are jerks.
- Fernando Flores

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.
I am strongly in favor of common sense,
common honesty, and common decency.
This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H. L. Mencken

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation,
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
- Frederick Douglass

I am in favor of stem-cell research.
I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.
- Mitt Romney

As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular,
anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
- Elizabeth Janeway

We favor the economic unification of Germany.
If complete unification cannot be secured,
we shall do everything in our power to secure the maximum possible unification.
- James F. Byrnes

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me
and I do not have to answer back.
- Charles de Gaulle

My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source -
from favor and grace of God.
- Gerrit Smith

It's really changed me.
For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts.
- Ken Jennings

I favor strategies that encourage industry to include
some sort of key recovery capability in their systems
which would also address user requirements for access.
- Dorothy Denning

If you want to make a dangerous man your friend,
let him do you a favor.
- Joe E. Lewis

If you can't return a favor, pass it on.
- Louise Brown

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
- Ron Chernow

When I consider life, it is all a cheat.
Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
- John Dryden

I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility,
and so in the main areas that I'm worried about,
I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
- Warren Christopher

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes
will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes
a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
- James Madison

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife,
reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard,
would dictate that it should be in her favor.
- Ernestine Rose

I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?
- Bill Watterson

If you still want to kill him, do me a favor and take him outside.
Those are new sheets.
- Blake Edwards

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he
could do a great favor for widows and orphans,
could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
- Islom Karimov

The odds are not in your favor the older you get,
especially if you're a woman in this business.
- Patricia Clarkson

There's something to be said in favor of working in
isolation in the real world.
- A. R. Ammons


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