U Thant the teacher of mankindU Thant has served the world in various capacities, but he started his career as a schoolteacher. We notice in him a born teacher of mankind. He taught the world how to bring to the fore the capacities of the heart and thus create a oneness-world.
U Thant the teacher of mankind offered this momentous advice in his farewell speech: “In this world, try to be both good and able men. If you do not become able men, at least try to be good men. The country has no use for able but bad men.”
According to him, what the world needs is a combination of good men and able men. It is good men and able men combined that can create a new society, new progress, new perfection.