quote by Ban Ki-moon

You have to work and think about how we can make this world a better place for all. This is what I'd really like to ask our young leaders. We will try as leaders of today to minimise the problems which we will hand over to you. But it is to you. You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.

— Ban Ki-moon

Relaxing Global Citizen quotations

Global citizen quote Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world

Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Every corner of the public psyche is canvassed by some of the most talented citizens to see if the desire for some merchandisable product can be cultivated.

I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world.

Global citizen quote It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

I am often asked what can people do to become a good global citizen? I reply that it begins in your own community.

How great musicians demonstrate a mutual respect and trust on the bandstand can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life, understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the most modern sense.

The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

Global citizen quote No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without even seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

What comes forth from you as an artist cannot be controlled.

But you have responsibilities as a global citizen. Your history dictates your duty. And by writing about black people, you are not limiting yourself. The experiences of African-Americans are as wide open as God's closet.

It's perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology.

As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level.

Global citizen quote Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities

Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.

Whether on'e special emphasis is global warming or child welfare, the cause is the same cause. And justice comes from the same place being human comes from: compassion.

Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy.

Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go.

Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy.

Global citizen quote Its the little things citizens do. Thats what will make the difference.

Its the little things citizens do. Thats what will make the difference.

For Al Gore and Paul Ehrlich and Co., whatever the problem, the solution is always the same. Whether it's global cooling, global warming, or overpopulation, we need bigger government, more regulation, higher taxes, and a massive transfer of power from the citizens to some unelected self-perpetuating crisis lobby.

It's important to be a global citizen at the same time and appreciate different cultures and different people and different ways of life.

The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action.

Global citizen quote If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high ti

If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.

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I think of myself as a global citizen.

I think I'm a global citizen. My parents came from China, were educated in France and emigrated to the United States. And I think that opened up my mind to be able to live and work anywhere.

Globalisation has in effect made the citizen disappear, and it has reduced the state into being a mere instrument of global capital.

During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not.

As a global citizen, I sometimes feel like denying my identity.

The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change until enough citizens.. are willing to speak out.

We need to become good citizens in the global village, instead of competing.

What are we competing for - to drive more cars, eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.

In a global world, we should be citizens. Dignity has no nationality.

If you look globally you see a patchwork of jurisdictions (nations, states, provinces, cities) that have taken aggressive action on climate change, and a patchwork of jurisdictions that have not. These various policies reflect the politics of each jurisdiction and the values of its citizens.

Hugh [Evans] called us. And obviously this has been on our radar for all the years it`s been going on. And each year obviously reaches more and more people, and it`s high profile. Hugh reached out to our manager just down the street. And we said we`re here [ on GLOBAL CITIZEN in the Central Park] to help and do whatever we can.

Awareness is very, very important because we're living in a world which is literally shrinking by the day. We are global citizens. So, for us not to be aware of what's happening to our neighbor is almost sad. Once you're aware, then you can decide what cause you want to dedicate your time to.

The phrase "global citizen" always gets tossed around with my work, and part of it is that, clearly, talking about being a global citizen is the only way we can talk about participating in globalization without feeling like assholes.

I was born in Brazil, I was an American citizen for about 10 years.

I thought of myself as a global citizen.

Failing to warn the citizens of a looming weapon of mass destruction- and that's what global warming is- in order to protect oil company profits, well, that fits for me the definition of treason.

We encourage China to engage as a good global citizen and we are clear-eyed about where differences do lie.

We have to be the best global citizens we can be.

When the world is in trouble, Australia responds. Australia is a good, global citizen.

Lack of accountability weakens the environmental and health rights of citizens;

it damages peace- building and reconciliation initiatives; impedes the implementation of global health policies; leads to the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity; and weakens democracy, justice, human rights, and international security.

I thought of myself as a global citizen.

Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.

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