Globalization Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old globalization quotes, globalization sayings, and globalization proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Globalizing a bad thing makes it worse. But globalizing a good thing is usually good.     

Richard Stallman

We talk about globalization today as if it's some great big new thing, that we've all just discovered. But there's really nothing new about it.     

Jacqueline Winspear

Globalization has enriched the planet beyond belief, leading to ever-increased demands of perfection. And thanks to 24/7 communications, we all instantaneously know when these expectations aren't met.     

Victor Davis Hanson

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth.     

John Olver

Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment.     

Evo Morales

Diversification and globalization are the keys to the future.     

Fujio Mitarai

This globalization is lifting up hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. The Left needs to see that.     

Chrystia Freeland

With globalization and with a lot of power evaporating from the nation-states, the late-19th century established hierarchies of importance, or 'pecking orders' of cultures, presenting assimilation as an advancement or promotion, dissolved.     

Zygmunt Bauman

No generation has had the opportunity, as we now have, to build a global economy that leaves no-one behind. It is a wonderful opportunity, but also a profound responsibility.     

Bill Clinton

Globalization is a strategy of liberalization that becomes an economic nightmare for the poor.     


Globalization is now no longer an objective but an imperative, as markets open and geographic barriers become increasingly blurred and even irrelevant.     

Jack Welch

Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that's not comfortable for the average person.     

Herbie Hancock

Globalization offers us enormous opportunities in the race to leapfrog in development processes. It also obliges us to set in motion processes which would minimize its risks.     

Manmohan Singh

The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.     

William Greider

Globalization is the process by which markets integrate worldwide.     

Michael Spence

In this era of globalization we are witnessing struggles within individual states about what their identity and interests consist in.     

Dale Jamieson

Globalization could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice.     

Sharan Burrow

Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences - some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality.     

John B. Larson

Globalization is a fact of economic life.     

Carlos Salinas de Gortari

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.     

Kofi Annan

Globalization exists but we shouldn't conflate globalization with trade agreements. Trade agreements is how we can shape globalization.     

Michael Froman

Globalization requires taking a broad contextual and long-term view.     

Helen Fisher

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.     

Ulrich Beck

Globalization can be a great opportunity.     

Emmanuel Macron

Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Globalization is a fact, because of technology, because of an integrated global supply chain, because of changes in transportation. And we're not going to be able to build a wall around that.     

Barack Obama

Globalization is stirring widespread economic anxiety, and middle class incomes have stagnated while a class of super-rich has emerged.     

Nina Easton

With the growth of both urbanization and globalization, consumers are becoming increasingly disconnected from their food.     

Denise Morrison

Globalization cannot take shape without the speed of light.     

Paul Virilio

We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of.     

Gerhard Schroder

One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart.     

Carlos Santana

Globalization is a form of totalitarianism. It is the rich who rule, and the poor live as they can.     

Jose Saramago

Globalization has taken a hit in that there is some sand in the gears because most of us have supply chains that are all over the world that we've had to lengthen.     

Jack Welch

Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.     

Paul Samuelson

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.     

Jack Welch

Our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.     

David Korten

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.     

Jimmy Carter

Globalization is a policy, not an act of God.     

Jimmy Carter

Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods.     

Robert Reich

Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else.     

Jeffrey Sachs

Globalization is a form of artificial intelligence.     

Erol Ozan

Globalization means standardization. The very rich and the very poor must want the same things, but only the rich can have them.     

Arundhati Roy

Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.     

Ofra Strauss

That's just globalization. It's got good sides as well. But scenes aren't allowed to develop on their own anymore. Everyone knows about everything.     

Aphex Twin

Globalization is a great thing, but it needs a legal framework in which to blossom.     

Loretta Napoleoni

Globalization has made national boundaries more porous but not irrelevant. Nor does globalization mean the creation of a universal community.     

Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Globalization has rendered the world increasingly interdependent, but international politics is still based on the sovereignty of states.     

George Soros

Globalization is incredibly efficient but also so far incredibly unjust.     

Pascal Lamy

The essence of globalization is a subordination of human rights, of labor rights, consumer, environmental rights, democracy rights, to the imperatives of global trade and investment.     

Ralph Nader

The triumph of economic globalization has inspired a wave of techno-savvy investigative activists who are as globally minded as the corporations they track.     

Naomi Klein