I believe it will take time to find a solution to the problem. Thus we must have patience.
On the Bosnian War, as quoted in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
The lesson I learned in Cairo still applies. The only way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.Boutros Boutros-ghali
Only stupid people don't change their minds.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 will continue to work for the advancement of freedoms in Egypt and the Arab world until I drop dead. ... Education itself — which can and should play an important role in the apprenticeship of tolerance and respect for other people — sometimes encourages identitarian closure, or even extremist behaviour … It is therefore vital to ensure that education does not encourage rejection of other people or identitarian closure, but that on the contrary it encourages knowledge and respect for other cultures, other religions and other ways of being and living.Boutros Boutros-ghali