Gro Harlem Brundtland

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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland is a Norwegian politician, former leader of the Norwegian Labor Party, former prime minister of Norway and former general secretary of the WHO.


  • Det er typisk norsk å være god
  • Translation: It's thypicly Norwegian to be good.
    • New Years Eve Speech, January 1st 1992
  • I do not know of any environmental group in any country that does not view its government as an adversary.
    • Time magazine


  • Akupunktur må ha noe for seg, det er jo veldig sjelden man ser syke pinnsvin.
    • Translation: Acupuncture must do some good, you rarely see a sick hedgehog.
  • Alt henger sammen med alt.
    • Translation: Everything is connected to everything.
  • Det finnes andre metoder.
    • Translation: There are other methodes.
    • After the no in the Norwegian popular vote over membership to the European Union in 1994, answering the question "what now?". See also Europe.
  • Det nytter ikke å være en skinnende stjerne på himmelen alene.
    • Translation: It's no use being a shining star in the sky if you're the only one.
  • Kvinner som lykkes, synes å ha utviklet tilstrekkelig selvsikkerhet, og overvunnet frykten for å bli oppfattet som suksessrik.
    • Translation: Women who succeed, seems to have developed adamant self conscience, and having conquered the fear of being perceived as successfull.
  • Martin, nå ser du ut som en loff i trynet.
    • Translation: Martin, at this point in time, your face looks like a loaf.
    • To the later Party Secretary in the Norwegian Labor Party, Martin Kolberg after Kolbergs decission to get the Prime Minister a veterinarian when she was sick, seeing they couldn't find any other doctor.
  • Tenk positivt - bruk Odda!
    • Translation: Think positive - use Odda.

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