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To live is to choose. But to choose well,
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Values Choice Value Purpose

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

To live is to choose.
- 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

 

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

We live in the world when we love it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Live the life you've dreamed.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Live with passion.
- Anthony Robbins

A single event can awaken a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is your dream - your life-dream?
Have you begun to live it yet?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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