Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
I have seen journals with good financial backing and editorial support die because they looked so bad nobody wanted to publish them.
Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.
When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he’s referring to.
I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.
Terrorists destroy randomly.
Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law.
True security is based on people’s welfare – on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it.