The best Quotes by António Guterres

The best Quotes by António Guterres

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres (born 30 April 1949) is a Portuguese politician and diplomat. Since 2017, he has served as secretary-general of the United Nations, the ninth person to hold this title.

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This must be an opportunity to start bridging divides and restoring trust, based on the equal rights and freedoms of every single member of humanity's eight-billion-strong family.
December 2022
With our bottomless appetite for unchecked and unequal economic growth, humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction. We are treating nature like a toilet.
December 2022
The total elimination of nuclear weapons remains the highest disarmament priority of the United Nations.
The sooner peace is established, the better - for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and for the world.
April 2022
The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.
(as Secretary-General of the United Nations) - March 2020
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The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf.
(as Secretary-General of the United Nations) - January 2020

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
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We don't have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It's life or death.
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We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
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Climate change is real. The science is compelling. And the longer we wait, the harder the problem will be to solve.
We are a plague on the Earth.
In my view, we've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer. We see it with our own eyes. We feel it. We know it in our bones. And it's time to act!
Joe Biden - January 2021
There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
I find the single most valuable tool in my darkroom is my trash can.
John Sexton (Photographer)
I set the rules and you follow them. Blindly. Okay? And if you have a problem with that, then you can talk to our complaint department. It's a trash can.
Michael Scott in The Office - Season 5 Episode 26
There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it.
Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash!
This Earth, our home, seems to become a gigantic garbage dump.
Pope Francis - June 2015
Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth - rocks!
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The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
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The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparallel catastrophe.
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The only thing that will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons is regime change in Tehran.
John Bolton - November 2009
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As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal. All nations should declare... that nuclear weapons must be destroyed. This is to save ourselves and our planet.
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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Stop the war! Admit that this is a war against an entire nation and stop it!
Dmitry Glukhovsky - Juni 2022
Before this war, I was opposed to membership of Ukraine in NATO because I feared that it would start exactly the process that we have seen now. Now that this process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine under these conditions is no longer meaningful. I believe Ukrainian membership in NATO would be an appropriate outcome.
Henry Kissinger - January 2023
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
What have we even done? We've turned the Russian army - the second army in the world - into what? Who the f*ck knows. What kind of army are we if we couldn't even manage with itty bitty Ukraine?
Yevgeny Prigozhin - April 2023
We will kill everyone on the battlefield. Take no more prisoners of war!
Yevgeny Prigozhin - April 2023
Putin has cut off communication with me to get me to stop asking for ammunition.
Yevgeny Prigozhin - März 2023
We are fighting a war against Russia and not against each other.
Annalena Baerbock (as Foreign-Minister of Germany) - January 2023
Now, more than any time in our history, we will be judged by our capacity for compassion. Our ability to come through this, won't just be down to what government or businesses do, but by the individual acts of kindness that we show each other.
Rishi Sunak - March 2020
Maintaining confidence in international trade will be critical to the broader economic recovery in the post-Covid world.
Last year, Covid-19 kept us apart. This year, we are finally together again.
Joe Biden - March 2022, State of the Union Address
This pandemic is exhausting all of us. We're tired of it. But it doesn't help. We have to face it together and, in many cases, practice social distancing.
Olaf Scholz - December 2021
Most likely, by the end of this winter, everyone in Germany will be either vaccinated, recovered, or dead.
Jens Spahn - November 2021
There will not be another lockdown.
Olaf Scholz - August 2021, Kanzler-Triell #1
I recommend taking the vaccines. I happen to take the vaccine - if it doesn't work you'll be the first to know.
Donald Trump - August 2021
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2000 was 20 years ago... which is really weird because 1980 was also 20 years ago.
What did I learn in 2021? I learned that nobody learned anything in 2020.
Penn Parker in Death to 2021
Everytime someone says 2020 can't get worse the entire universe responds with "Bet".
Even as we reflect on this darkest of years, we can see light ahead.
Nicola Sturgeon - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
Years from now - we're gonna be like: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022...
"Hey, you missed..."
"No! We don't talk about that one anymore."
To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.
William Barr - December 2020
Okay, that's enough 2020. It's time for 2021.
On behalf of the American people, I thank Joe Biden for his extraordinary leadership as President of the United States and for his decades of service to our country. I am honored to have the President's endors*ment and my intention is to earn and win this nomination.
Kamala Harris - Juli 2024
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024

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