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Boutros Boutros-Ghali Quotes

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We were not realizing that, with just a machete,
you can do a genocide.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Rwanda was considered a second-class operation;
because it was a small country,
we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo.
They were negotiating, they'd accepted the new peace project,
so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

For us, genocide was the gas chamber -
what happened in Germany.
We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

But I believe that the DPKO at this time was very much
involved with American administration and was acting,
taking on consideration the demand or the recommendation
of the American administration.
American administration was very powerful.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

 

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe,
in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive
with the members of the Security Council.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

In Yugoslavia, I'd asked for additional forces too.
I even went to meet the French prime minister,
and I proposed additional forces...
Nobody wanted to send troops.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the
simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council,
because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to
have a military presence.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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It was a mistake.
I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later.
I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me
by the most important leaders of the world:
President Bush's father,
prime minister of France, President Mitterand,
the Chinese, everybody.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that
we were involved in an operation where there was no peace,
so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

There is a greater fatigue concerning the African problem
today than five or 10 years ago.
The situation now in Africa is worse today than it was 10 years ago.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

When you have an accident, they will save their own people,
and those who have worked with you or with the NGOs are left.
Unfortunately, this happens always.
It is not an excuse at all.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

So this is why I'm always say happy that somebody mentions Rwanda,
because behind Rwanda, we have Africa.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The fact that you had disruptions in the peace process was not only in Rwanda.
We had the same problem in Cambodia,
we had the same problem in Mozambique,
we had the same problem in Salvador.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

I used to say I never talk about my successor,
neither about my predecessor.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

But at the beginning, our definition of the genocide
was what happened to Armenia in 1917 or 1919,
it's happened to the Jew in Europe, and we were not realizing -
In our point of view,
they have not the tools to do a genocide.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The real problem was not the troops;
the real problem was that only the United States had
the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes,
and then who will pay?
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention
that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide
in other part of the world.
There is still this kind of basic discrimination against
the African people and the African problems.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him,
Rwanda was a marginal problem.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective,
it needs a lot of courage not to change,
or you will forget a certain reality,
and you will just take in consideration your view today.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

But definitely, when a decision is taken,
or when you are trying to oppose a decision,
you are in a weaker position than the member states,
because they know more about the situation than you.
We gave information, but they never gave us any information.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

What If Every Day Were Your Day -
Celebrate Whimsey Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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