The world is my home

Ismail Serageldin, Egypt

Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To be one with nature, with the universe and with all people. To rejoice in being human, and to cherish the capacity to think. To care for this wonderful world and to try to do something to leave it better than we found it. To be able to honor the past, to celebrate the present and to embrace the future. To be able to shout with joy and conviction:

The world is my home.
Humanity is my family,
Non-violence is my creed.
Peace, justice, equality and dignity for all is my purpose.
Engagement, rationality, tolerance, dialogue, learning and understanding are my means.

To welcome with outstretched hands all those who share these beliefs ... that, for me, is the art of living.