There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.
If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing.
My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation.
I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.
Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of operation than peacekeeping.
Without accepting the other person's thinking, you cannot further your own interest. You need the other's help to get results.
Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.
Men and women have roles - their roles are different, but their rights are equal.
In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds.
The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.
What we can do as individuals may not be very much on the global scale, but we have to start the change by living as we are teaching.
When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict.
In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy.
When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
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