01 March 2010

The Most Important Thing He Knows...

From the 1997 book The Most Important Thing I Know, compiled by Lorne Adrian and re-printed in 2000:
"Ever since my youth I have been inspired whenever I contemplate the Nile, the river-god my ancestors worshiped. The Nile flows on indifferent to mere events. It carries a message from the heart of Africa, our common home. It brings life to all who live near its banks. It contributes its water to the Mediterranean and the great civilizations which surround its shores. And eventually it flows and merges with all the world's oceans which link every continent and all people of our planet. To me, it is a constant reminder of our common humanity."
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1992-1996

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