I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. ... I only know two types of wine - red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries - industrialized and developing. And I know 200.— Hans Rosling
The most revealing Hans Rosling quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
I have a motto: it's never too late to give up.
It's never too late to give up what you are doing, and start doing what you realise you love.
Let the dataset change your mindset
I have shown that Swedish top students know statistically significantly less about the world than the chimpanzees.
Health cannot be bought at the supermarket.
You have to invest in health. You have to get kids into schooling. You have to train health staff. You have to educate the population.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world.
We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
Britain didn't win WWII by panicking. Let´s be bold, determined and stick to the best of values.
What I'm really worried about is war.
Will the former rich countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia?
When I have an argument with someone, even with someone I am not very close with, I can't sleep at night thinking about it. It's terrible. But I still manage speak out frankly because I have also been gifted with the ability to read people. I can sense when they start to get irritated with me, and then, I shift.
We must obviously be much more clever in using resources, regulate with tax and promote innovations.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy
As a person with the retentive mental capacity of a goldfish and a dislike of repetition, I frequently make use of the thesaurus built into my Microsoft Word U.K. Software.
Beyond 2050 the world population may start to decrease if women across the world will have, on average, less than 2 children. But that decrease will be slow.
There are two billion fellow human beings who live on less than $2 a day.
You don't have to get rich to have [fewer] children. It has happened across the world.
To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure - those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human rights.
Thank you industrialization. Thank you steel mill. Thank you power station. And thank you chemical processing industry that gave us time to read books.
Most people are not updated. 50 years ago 1 in 5 children died before age 5, now only 1 in 20!
Half of the energy is used by one seventh of the world's population.
Few people will appreciate the music if I just show them the notes. Most of us need to [hear it].
My husband is my most valuable resource.
In my dreams it happens, when I wake up I just hope for an even better and stronger UN.
The database hugging in public institutions is hampering innovation.
I have a suggestion for a new name for the developing world. Let's call it the world.
Avoid war, because that always pushes human beings backward.
It seems the public in Europe has not yet learnt that most girls in India today go to school.
My interest is not data, it's the world.
And part of world development you can see in numbers. Others, like human rights, empowerment of women, it's very difficult to measure in numbers.
I (naively) thought university training would make you better in following what happens in the world.
Eighteen fifty-eight was a year of great technological advancement in the West.
That was the year when Queen Victoria was able, for the first time, to communicate with President Buchanan, through the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable. And they were the first to 'Twitter' transatlantically.
My experience from 20 years of Africa is that the seemingly impossible is possible.
The idea is to go from numbers to information to understanding.
If your economy grows [by] 4 percent, you ought to reduce child mortality 4 percent.
Religion has very little to do with the number of babies per woman.
All the religions in the world are fully [able] to maintain their values and adapt to this new world.
If you have democracy, people will vote for washing machines. They love them!