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I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected
character witnesses in all of U.S.
history to testify that the primal urge has a most
distinguished presidential pedigree.
- Joseph J. Ellis

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like
things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
- Adrian Belew

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge,
Capacity for enjoyment.
- Arnold Palmer

I urge you to hold fast to your standards.
I plead with you not to waver.
- Thomas S. Monson

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
but what's the point?
- Robert Smith

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If the urge to write should ever leave me,
I want that day to be my last.
- Naguib Mahfouz

URGE is a grassroots charity.
We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids.
We donate money to orphanages.
- Ziggy Marley

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition,
but it has its curious rewards.
There is a sense of getting somewhere fast,
which satisfies a native American urge.
- James Thurber

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new
window into the surrounding world,
I felt the urge to look through this window,
hoping to see something unexpected.
- Bruno Rossi

I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil
liberties of our country.
- Larry Craig

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma,
which is Allah, which is God.
- Ruth St.
Denis

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to
get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
- Paul D. Boyer

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

I had some friends that tried it down there,
and I went to a couple of open mics,
and I just kind of got this...
this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
- Todd Barry

I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant,
to go away and give birth to a book.
- Stephen Fry

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him,
I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering:
Because it was he,
because it was myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this,
because New York is, by innumerable ties,
connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
- Lajos Kossuth


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