By Alfred Nobel
Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
My first big mission for UNICEF in Ethiopia was just to attract attention, before it was too late, to conditions which threatened the whole country. My role was to inform the world, to make sure that the people of Ethiopia were not forgotten.
In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.
I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution-peace.
I believe the gun is no solution to problems.
This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.
People want government to deliver – here and now.
Ours is a multi-religious country, a multi-lingual country; we have many different modes of worship. We believe in peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
No guns but only brotherhood can resolve the problems.
We believe in resolving all disputes peacefully.
India helped Bangladesh to achieve independence. The Bangladeshis should remain happy inside the territory of their own country.
India is a proud and sovereign country. We do not take any decisions under pressure from the U.S. or any other power.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.