We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.

Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.

We therefore must keep the faith, despite the defeat of policies, because men pass with their policies whilst generations follow each other.

Europe is not one of the major powers.

And Africa even less so of course. But Africa has what Europe lacks: space, human resources, and natural resources while Europe has the technological innovation that Africa lacks. Together we can become a power which can count in the future.

A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.

I support the state, but not the state-run economy.

The state should intervene only to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to thrive.

Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.

I am counting on the private sector, because it is crucial to Senegal's future.

We wish to ensure that young Africans do not feel disorientated in the century in which they live.

The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.