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But it is important to observe that when Europe or
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers.
- 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 since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe


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