10 unforgettable quotes by Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

The Ghanaian born Nobel Peace Prize winner is celebrated in death for his remarkable words and selfless actions.

Below are 10 of his most memorable quotes:

1 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.

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

3 It has been said that arguing against globalisation is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

4 Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.

5 More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.

6 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.

7 Business, labour and civil society organisations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.

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

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

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