Quotes by: U Thant

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Thant
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U Thant in 1963
3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations
In office
30 November 1961 – 31 December 1971
Preceded by Dag Hammarskjöld
Succeeded by Kurt Waldheim
Personal details
Born (1909-01-22)22 January 1909
Pantanaw, British Burma, British India
Died 25 November 1974(1974-11-25) (aged 65)
New York City, United States
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Kandawmin Garden Mausolea, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)
Nationality Burmese
Spouse(s) Daw Thein Tin (died 1989)
Relations
Po Hnit (father) Nan Thaung (mother) Khant (brother) Thaung (brother) Tin Maung (brother) Thant Myint-U (grandson)
Children
Maung Bo Tin Maung Thant Aye Aye Thant
Parents
Po Hnit Nan Thaung
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
U Thant
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
U Thant
The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.
U Thant
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