Boutros Boutros-Ghali Quotes

It has long been recognized that an essential element in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge among the population of what their rights are and how they can be defended.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Cultural pluralism is as important as political and multi- party pluralism. Religious, linguistic and cultural pluralism are vitally important hallmarks of a true democracy. We are against cultural hegemony of any sort. Diversity is a mark of a healthy democracy.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

While the broad principles of democracy are universal, the fact remains that their application varies considerably ... We are at the beginning of the road, at the very beginning. We still have a long way to go.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

I believe it will take time to find a solution to the problem. Thus we must have patience.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Only stupid people don't change their minds.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The lesson I learned in Cairo still applies. The only way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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