Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.
We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens, to serve our fellow human beings.
We have a good life when we manage to live with both satisfied and unsatisfied needs, when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
We have to find compromises. That's the way it is in Norway.
It is typically Norwegian to be good
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
Don't believe those who claim that only left wing parties really care about employment.
There is a need for more effective dialogue... between the government and the international community.
Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence.
If each of us is to feel that he or she is valued, this calls for more than public funding.
If we dare to come closer to our fellow human beings, we will be able to see and understand them better.
Each individual is unique. We all have equal worth. Young and old, those who can cope and those who need help.
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians... They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures in order to make possible progress on the roadmap.
We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world.
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