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Educate to form peaceful minds

In order to reach peace, we must put to use one of the greatest and most effective means of ennobling and transforming man: EDUCATION. In this way we may forge in man the thoughts and habits of peace, bringing peace first into the minds and hearts of men, and then into world politics.

  • Source : Speech on the 27th September, 1978, adressed to the General Assembly of the United Nations, quoted in Leonard Bird, "Costa Rica: The Unarmed Democracy", Sheppard Press Ltd
  • Publication date : sept. 1984
  • Topics : Education , Peace Education
photo CARAZO Rodrigo

Economist, politician. President of Costa Rica from 1978 to 1982.