The world is shocked following the death of the former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, Kofi Annan, today August 18.
Considering the legacy of Mr. Kofi Annan, as a man who so much loved peace and progress, he would forever remain in our memories.
Here are 12 quotes of Mr. Kofi Annan that The Probe has sampled in his remembrance.
“You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.”
“Have confidence in the young people, give them a chance, and they will surprise you.”
SOCIETY & HAPPINESS
“The happiness of any society begins with the well-being of the families that live in it.”
“We may have different religions, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race.”
“We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.”
LIBERTY & FREEDOM
“If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.”
“The world is not ours to keep. We hold it in trust for future generations.”
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
“It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
“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.
“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.”
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”