Hans Rosling Quotes & Sayings

28 most famous Hans Rosling quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 69 year old Swedish educator born on Jul 27, 1948.

“When I have an argument with someone, even with someone I am not very close with, I can't sleep at night thinking about it. It's terrible. But I still manage speak out frankly because I have also been gifted with the ability to read people. I can sense when they start to get irritated with me, and then, I shift.”
“I've done a lot of practical anthropology, living in villages with people and realizing how difficult it is to get out of poverty. When in poverty, people use their skill to avoid hunger. They can't use it for progress.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“I am not an optimist. I'm a very serious possibilist. It's a new category where we take emotion apart and we just work analytically with the world.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“Beyond 2050 the world population may start to decrease if women across the world will have, on average, less than 2 children. But that decrease will be slow.”
“I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.”
“While teaching a course on global development at Uppsala University in Sweden, I realized our students didn't have a fact-based worldview. They talked about 'we' and 'them.' They thought there were two groups of countries: the Western world, with small families and long lives, and the Third World, with large families and short lives.”
Hans Rosling Quotes
“I am a toxico-nutritional neuro-epidemiologist. It's the study of neurological disorders caused by a mixture of toxins and malnutrition using epidemiological methods... We are just three or four in the world, even fewer than sword swallowers.”

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