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U Thant Quotes

Birth Date: 1909-01-22 (Friday, January 22nd, 1909)
Date of Death: 1974-11-25 (Monday, November 25th, 1974)


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The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as its 3rd UN Secretary-General.Friday, November 30th, 1962
Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.Friday, February 26th, 1971
The United Nations Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant as Secretary-General.Tuesday, December 21st, 1971


    • Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
    • The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.
    • Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
    • As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance
    • When asked why he showed no emotion when informed of his sons death Thant replied 'I believe that I have attained a greater degree of emotional equilibrium than most people'
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