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Ratu Epeli Ganilau


Fijian chief, soldier, and politician.
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"This is what the National Alliance stands for: To respect all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion, to uphold godly principles and moral values and to respect the rule of law."
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"Temples have been desecrated, places of worship are destroyed, all in the prejudice view that one religion is the true one and others are not."
Ganilau
"I would like to make the point that we cannot undo the past but we can learn from it, and we cannot predict the future but we can shape and build it."




Ganilau Ratu Epeli quotes
"I am making a very personal commitment myself. This is a war I am not accustomed to but it is a global war and we are in a global army, fighting against a global enemy - HIV/AIDS."
Ganilau Ratu Epeli
"If this is neglected, any effort at development will fail, because factions will emerge with their own form of protest that would drive underground anyone seeking help. This will endanger whatever development has taken place."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau quotes
"We must learn that all religions proclaim the unity of divinity and preach the cultivation of universal love without regards to caste, creed, country or colour."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"There are daily acts of violence to the general public and in all levels of government we have witnessed corrupt practices of bribery, extortion, misuse of public funds, abuse of office and all the pervasive singling out of one race. But in reality, to use it as an excuse so that a select few will benefit in wealth and position."
Ganilau Ratu Epeli quotes
"How often have we seen the bigotry of the religious fanaticisms and intolerance that have occurred in Fiji?"
Ganilau
"Race is a fact of life and is not a problem unless people make it out to be so." (2003)
Ganilau Ratu Epeli
"We are here today, not so much as to launch a political party but more so and more importantly we are here today to project a vision that will inspire hope."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"It (2006) will be the year of rebuilding and reclaiming the lost confidence, the lost spirit and the lost soul of our beloved country."




Ratu Epeli Ganilau quotes
"I believe we must not fight fire with fire, we will be burnt. The only way in which we can stop these extremist elements from destroying the nation is by ensuring that they are not given an opportunity to be in a position of controlling the destiny of the nation."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"If we learn how to love others, really, truly love them, not for who we want them to be, but rather for who they are – for the perfect souls that God has created – then we have learnt one of the greatest lessons of life."
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"Whether some people like it or not, Fiji is already a multiracial society. We have different races, but that does not mean we should only work for the good of our own race. We have to truly understand one another, learn each other’s languages, and truly work together. There is huge potential in Fiji, and we would be amazed to see what we will achieve, if we work together."
Ganilau Ratu Epeli
"The danger ... is that unscrupulous politicians have continued to preach their racially divided visions for Fiji."
Ganilau Ratu Epeli quotes
"We need to marshal and direct our energy toward building this nation into a peaceful, prosperous and proud bequest to our children."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"No nation would refuse to fight an invading army because some expert argued it would be cheaper to invest in defenses against future invasions. It is not a matter of prioritising lives now over lives tomorrow."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau quotes
"All of us are mere mortals and must consult. The spectacle of Parliament and the antics of our politicians serve only to distract us from the very real problems that we face as a nation."
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
"We must move with speed to mobilise all sectors of society in a stepped-up drive against HIV/AIDS, accelerating the pace to halt the virus before the Pacific's window of opportunity slams shut."
Ganilau Ratu Epeli
"When we leave out people on the grounds of ethnicity we limit our options. As such, we become poorer because we are not making optimum use of our human resources, thereby depriving us of the returns and full benefit of our capabilities."


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