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13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes
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20 Motivational Booker T. Washington Quotes

13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes

Kofi Atta Annan who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, is probably the most widely-known Ghanaian.

He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with the UN, for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world. He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela.

Below are 13 of his best quotes.

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Take Action

Every so often we hear of someone we know who is doing very well, and we find ourselves discussing their success with friends and family. We say things like; “if I really wanted to, I too could open up my own business” “if he can do it, so can I”, “she was not even that clever in school”, “he is nothing special”, “you can do it; why don’t you start something similar?”

Instead of talking about how you are capable of achieving similar success if you really wanted it, you should be asking yourself “how come they have done it and I haven’t?”

 They did it because they took action.

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20 Motivational Booker T. Washington Quotes

Born a slave on  a small farm Booker T. Washington rose to be the most famous black man in America between 1895 and 1915.

He was also considered the most influential black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries insofar as he controlled the flow of funds to black schools and colleges. His long-term goal was to end the disfranchisement of the African Americans .

“No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.”

 Here are more quotes from this inspirational intellect of the 19th century.

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