Every day we see politicians involved in bickering. They spend their time in criticising and discrediting other politicians. Instead of playing blame game, politicians must pay attention to creating conducive environment for the welfare of the country.M Younas Qamar, Islamabad
We know that scientists love facts and figures, they love process, they love vision, so I think the injection of more science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine trained politicians into that system would naturally increase the evidence base of the discussions taking place – Emma Johnston
Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013), UK Prime Minister – chemist
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. Margaret Thatcher
I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Condoleezza “Condi” Rice (1954 – ), US Secretary of State – Political Scientist
The first step for a leader is to be right with yourself. Integrity is the basis of leadership.
You might not be able to control your circumstances but you can control your response to your circumstances
The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Angela Dorothea Merkel (1954 – ), Chancellor of Germany – quantum chemist
Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser, or chancellor. Let’s see.
I want us to be a secure, prosperous, tolerant country–a magnet for international talent and a home to the pioneers and innovators who will shape the world ahead.
It’s much, much better to talk to one another than about one another
We do not want isolation. We want open trade and to fight against protectionism. This will be a tough issue within the G20 negotiations, but when working on a political document, it would of course be a great support for us if the economies in all G20 countries supported it.
Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn’t the top priority.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924), President of USA – Political Science
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.
You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace
If you want to make enemies, try to change something
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013), President of South Africa – Lawyer
It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it
In my country we go to prison first and then become President
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati ( 1962 – ), Indonesia Finance Minister – Economist
Revolutions and their aftermaths, of course, are always fluid and fickle times, and the outcome is often perched on a knife’s edge.
New leaders must also expect and manage setbacks. In post-revolutionary times, expectations are high, and the obstacles to meeting them are enormous.
Conflicting legislation and regulations, overlapping mandates, unwillingness to enforce land use, elite capture, entrenched attitudes, and lack of incentives to influence behavior are rife in many resource-rich countries
In middle-income countries, inequality becomes a problem because you can see there is a layer of people who are doing well, while the poor are still stuck there. We have 300 million poor in India
At the World Bank, we are already working with our clients in developing countries to improve their governance systems, collect taxes, fight corruption, and recover stolen assets.
Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls’ education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits.
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