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Harri Holkeri Quotes and Sayings
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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

A corporation's primary goal is to make money.
Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of
that money and give it to others.
- Larry Ellison

Go big or go home.
Because it's true.
What do you have to lose?
- Eliza Dushku

I am happy to make money.
I want to make more money, make more music,
eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
- Kid Rock

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

The world is changing very fast.
Big will not beat small anymore.
It will be the fast beating the slow.
- Rupert Murdoch

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart
and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I believe the world is one big family,
and we need to help each other.
- Jet Li

If you can build a business up big enough,
it's respectable.
- Will Rogers

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
- Donald Trump

Money was never a big motivation for me,
except as a way to keep score.
The real excitement is playing the game.
- Donald Trump

When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
- Anonymous humor

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
- Merton Miller

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton


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