quote by Kofi Annan

We shall not defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation, and basic health care.

— Kofi Annan

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Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Unbelief is infectious! The unbelief of one strengthens the unbelief of another, just as the faith of one strengthens the faith of another.

The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before.

At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely.

At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture.


Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden.

It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.

If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.

Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population.

I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries.

In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases.


The pure culture is the foundation for all research on infectious disease.

It’s time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease.

My crystal ball or intuition tells me that in the '80s the impact of RIA [radioimmunoassay] on the study of infectious diseases may prove as revolutionary as its impact on endocrinology in the 60s.

Infectious Disease is one of the few genuine adventures left in the world.

Mumbai's infectious. Once you start living in Mumbai, working in Mumbai, I don't think you can live anywhere else.


Joy is more infectious than leprosy.

I want to see a revolution of kindness, because what happens is, when you're kind and you give, it's infectious. You give one time, and it's a great feeling and you want to do it again and again.

I had seen how in an instant, those you called friends could suddenly become tormentors, sniffing out a weakness or a difference, turning their own fear of ostracism into a weapon with which they could beat the victim away, afraid that being an outsider, and individual even, was somehow infectious.

The worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government. The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border.

Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious.

It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.


Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy!

Optimism is infectious, and opportunity irresistible.

Progress follows progress. Someone, even government, just has to get it started.

Laughter to begin with was probably glee at the misfortunes of others.

The baring of the teeth in laughter hints at its savage ancestry. Animals have no malice, hence also no laughter. They never savor the sudden glory of Schadenfreude. It was its infectious quality that made of laughter a medium of mutuality.

Laughter is infectious, like small pox or gay.

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.


The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won't commit to anything.

Sometimes, all it takes is your smile (even if forced) & a domino effect of smiles happen ... infectious.

I really do think cancer will largely be a solved problem.

I think most of the infectious diseases like malaria - our foundation is very involved - once we're finishing polio eradication, then starting up this malaria eradication, and getting that done as fast as we can.

The ideal way to get rid of any infectious disease would be to shoot instantly every person who comes down with it.

Germ theory, which secularized infectious disease, had a side effect: it sacralized epidemiology.


Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier.

Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.

The first Care in building of Cities, is to make them airy and well perflated;

infectious Distempers must necessarily be propagated amongst Mankind living close together.

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion;

and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.

In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases.

Enthusiasm is my superpower. One might say that confidence yields the same result. I disagree. Confidence is about yourself, enthusiasm is about something else. Confidence is impressive, but enthusiasm is infectious. Confidence is serious, enthusiasm is fun.

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