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Harri Holkeri Quotes and Sayings

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I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control,
but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.
- Harri Holkeri

I think we have grave problems.
I am very much concerned about environmental questions,
even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems.
- Harri Holkeri

That is where consensus-building begins-with the idea
that you have your own truth,
but that the negotiator on the other side of the table
has his own truth as well.
- Harri Holkeri

We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them.
That is my political philosophy.
- Harri Holkeri

 

What we can do as individuals may not be very much on the global scale,
but we have to start the change by living as we are teaching.
- Harri Holkeri

If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly,
it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education,
which enables a better life for women.
- Harri Holkeri

In every European nation, there have been problems
in history when the society was too divided.
- Harri Holkeri

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If we go back in the history of different nations,
violence and the use of force are part of their heritage.
These are the traditions of mankind.
- Harri Holkeri

One of the biggest development issues in the world
is the education of girls.
In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted,
but not in Africa and the developing countries.
- Harri Holkeri

I recently reread an article of mine written in 1964,
and I think it is still valid.
There is not much difference.
Many of the items on the agenda 37 years ago are still there.
- Harri Holkeri

My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing
to do with the fact that we have to bring together
people who are against each other,
to transform antagonism into cooperation.
- Harri Holkeri

We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded
way of reaching political decisions.
- Harri Holkeri

There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council.
These kinds of questions are something the President
of the General Assembly must keep his eye on.
- Harri Holkeri

Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of
operation than peacekeeping.
- Harri Holkeri

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles;
let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.
- Harri Holkeri

Discussion is just a tool.
You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.
- Harri Holkeri

Without accepting the other person's thinking,
you cannot further your own interest.
You need the other's help to get results.
- Harri Holkeri

Without rebuilding the confidence between parties,
you will never succeed.
- Harri Holkeri

Men and women have roles - their roles are different,
but their rights are equal.
- Harri Holkeri

If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth,
that you know nothing but the truth and that is final,
you will get nothing.
- Harri Holkeri

I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new
impetus to the work of the United Nations.
- Harri Holkeri

You cannot make easy decisions unless you first commit
yourself to hard solutions.
- Harri Holkeri

I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker.
- Harri Holkeri

In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men.
We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
- Harri Holkeri

In international or national crises,
there are always questions of lack of confidence.
You have to change the minds of the people in order to get results.
- Harri Holkeri

When the problems in Northern Ireland started,
it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism,
because the Catholic church was the only church at
that time-it was a nationalist conflict.
- Harri Holkeri

The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted.
Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it.
It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.
- Harri Holkeri

Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago,
just like in Ireland.
If you look at the history of newly independent nations,
civil war is almost every time present,
even in the United States.
- Harri Holkeri

In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war.
The wounds were visible when I was a boy,
but my generation went into the Second World War and
it united the Finnish nation,
so I do not see any more wounds.
- Harri Holkeri

When my first child was born in 1962,
I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how
happy I was but how concerned;
concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
- Harri Holkeri

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

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

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)


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