100+ Best Globalization Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Globalization, or globalisation, is the process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide. Globalization has accelerated since the 18th century due to advances in transportation and communication technology. Profoundly inspirational globalization quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Globalization Quotes

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] has enriched the world scientifically and culturally and benefited many people economically as well. — Amartya Sen

My second piece of advice is to stay global. As the world continues to change and we become more connected to each other, globalization will bring both benefits and disruptions to our lives. But either way, it’s here, and it’s not going away. — Barack Obama

It’s trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it’s wrong to think that this means… there is some kind of uniform world culture. — Norman Spinrad

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning. — Clare Short

We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face. — Kofi Annan

If you’re totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you. — Jimmy Carter

If globalization seeks to bring all of us together, but to do so respecting each person, each individual person’s peculiarity, that globalization is good and makes us good and grow and leads to peace. — Pope Francis

Globalization is a reality. And this makes most leaders today realize that populist illusions can’t be sustained before they collapse into stagnation and leave their political supporters deeply disillusioned. You can’t inflate away your troubles or allow mountains of debt to build up if, as a country, you have to make your living in a globally competitive environment… Building prosperity requires caution and patience. It requires time. Populism is a short cut that doesn’t work. — Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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

We’re obviously at the edge of something quite new in humanity’s experience. That is this globalization process which isn’t just economic or social, but involves the interpenetration of cultures, people moving to different places several times in their lifetime, traveling for business or pleasure, and marrying people of very different cultural backgrounds, all of which was almost impossible a hundred years ago. — Thomas Keating

Consider the death of Princess Diana. This accident involved an English citizen, with an Egyptian boyfriend, crashed in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian, who was drunk on Scotch whiskey, followed closely by Italian paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, and finally treated with Brazilian medicines by an American doctor. In this case, even leaving aside the fame of the victims, a mere neighborhood canvass would hardly have completed the forensic picture, as it might have a generation before. — Mark Riebling

People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money. — Lakhdar Brahimi

If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West. — Fredric Jameson

We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone… and not just for a few. — Nestor Kirchner

Globalization is incredibly efficient but also so far incredibly unjust. — Pascal Lamy

If globalization is a sphere, where each point is equidistant from the centre, then it isn’t good because it annuls each of us. But if globalization joins us as a polyhedron where we’re all together but conserves the dignity of each … that’s good. — Pope Francis

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation. — Larry Elder

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

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

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

Today, where you come from seems less and less important, as globalization is the new order. I prefer the old world. — Ronnie Apteker

I recognize that globalization has helped many people rise out of poverty, but it has also damned many others to starve to death. It is true that global wealth is growing in absolute terms, but inequalities have also grown and new poverty arisen. — Pope Francis

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

Recognizing that the current form of globalization is nothing more than a generalized downward leveling in which global corporations are extracting more and more of the wealth, power, and productive energies from communities and the environment is the right approach. And knowing that in every specific battle, what we are fighting for is merely the substitution of the human agenda for the corporate agenda is what can guide and sustain us. — Robin Hahnel

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

In this time of globalization, with all its advantages, the poor are the most vulnerable to having their traditions, relationships and knowledge and skills ignored and denigrated, and experiencing development with a great sense of trauma, loss and social disconnectedness. — James Wolfensohn

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

The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light. — Paul Virilio

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

We would not be enjoying those cellphones and those tablets at the price where they are had it not been for globalization, both in terms of trade and in terms of constant technological innovation. — Christine Lagarde

Our task is not to make societies safe for globalization, but to make the global system safe for decent societies. — John J. Sweeney

This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. — Richard Grasso

We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step. — Kofi Annan

Globalization can be very unjust and unfair and unequal, but these are matters under our control. It’s not that we don’t need the market economy. We need it. But the market economy should not have priority or dominance over other institutions. — Amartya Sen

Globalization has delivered many benefits for international donors, but it’s the job of politicians to represent the people – and to put American workers first. — Donald Trump

Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an industrial oligarchy. — William O. Douglas

I would define globalization as the freedom for my group of companies to invest where it wants when it wants, to produce what it wants, to buy and sell where it wants, and support the fewest restrictions possible coming from labour laws and social conventions. — Percy Barnevik

In today’s interconnected and globalized world, it is now commonplace for people of dissimilar world views, faiths and races to live side by side. It is a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find ways to cooperate with one another in a spirit of mutual acceptance and respect. — Dalai Lama

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

If we want to create new rules of globalization, then we can’t just think in terms of the nation state. The nation state has long offered protection. But it suffers from the fact that many citizens increasingly fear that it can no longer protect them: The threat of transnational terrorism is growing. Freedom of movement rules in Europe facilitate social dumping. Regardless of the make-up of the next government, it must have clear ideas on how to overcome the lack of direction of recent years. — Martin Schulz

I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. — Henry Rollins

Today, the forces of competition, technology, and globalization have converged to spur innovation and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry. — Arthur Levitt Jr

Globalization has considerably accelerated in recent years following the dizzying expansion of communications and transport and the equally stupefying transnational mergers of capital. We must not confuse globalization with internationalism though. We know that the human condition is universal, that we share similar passions, fears, needs and dreams, but this has nothing to do with the rubbing out of national borders as a result of unrestricted capital movements. One thing is the free movement of peoples, the other of money. — Eduardo Galeano

Globalization is a complex issue, partly because economic globalization is only one part of it. Globalization is greater global closeness, and that is cultural, social, political, as well as economic. — Amartya Sen

Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all peoples together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink? — Mikhail Gorbachev

Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility. — Kofi Annan

You can argue about globalization and the many benefits it has had, but also you have to appeal to the mass with everything. The Chinese, the Americans, the Russians… Everything becomes this very bland product, and that’s all we’re producing at the moment. It’s driven by money. — Ruth Wilson

We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. — Oscar de la Renta

It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people. — Tarja Halonen

Is globalization about ‘the eradication of world poverty,’ or is it a mutant variety of colonialism, remote controlled and digitally operated? — Arundhati Roy

You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die. — Andy Grove

Today’s terrorism is not the product of a traditional history of anarchism, nihilism, or fanaticism. It is instead the contemporary partner of globalization. — Jean Baudrillard

I think that the movement against the World Bank, against the globalization process that is happening, is very positive. We need a globalization, a globalization of people who are committed to social justice, to economic justice. We need a globalization of people who are committed to saving this earth, to making sure that the water is drinkable, that the air is breathable. — Assata Shakur

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

Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts. — Stephen F. Lynch

For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, arent we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US? — Fredric Jameson

We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization — Peter L. Berger

NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity. — John F. Kerry

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

Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade deals and other accords down the throats of the world’s people to make it easier for corporations and the wealthy to dominate the economies of nations around the world without having obligations to the peoples of those nations. — Noam Chomsky

I like globalization; I want to say it works, but it is hard to say that when six hundred million people are slipping backwards. — Paul Wolfowitz

Desperation is the result of globalization. — Tariq Ali

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it. — John J. Sweeney

I support freedom and I support a free market economy, but it should be a socially oriented market economy. I support globalization, but it should be globalization with a human face. — Mikhail Gorbachev

In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny. — Thomas Friedman

Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital. — Angela Davis

Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn’t been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again. — Evo Morales

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. — Nelson Mandela

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. — Hillary Clinton

The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space. — Wilson Greatbatch

This is a very exciting time in the world of information. It`s not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways. — Bill Gates

Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation. — Fatos Nano

Globalization … is the most important change in the history of mankind, and often just the latest name for the conspiracy of the rich against the poor. — Anita Roddick

If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication. — Kofi Annan

Contrary to the received wisdom, global markets are not unregulated. They are regulated to produce inequality. — Kevin Watkins

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

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world’s people share the benefits of globalization. — Kofi Annan

It’s particularly important that we reach out to everybody in our countries, those who feel disaffected, those who feel left behind by globalization and address their concerns in constructive ways as opposed to more destructive ways. — Barack Obama

Without going too deep, without globalization I am not sure everyone would be able to have a supercomputer in their pocket at the low cost. — Ken Moelis

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

Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization. — John Kufuor

Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization. — Dan Lipinski

There is a growing consensus that Globalization must now be reshaped to reflect values broader than simply the freedom of capital. — John Sweeney

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

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture — Peter L. Berger

The greatest weapon of mass destruction is corporate economic globalization. — Kenny Ausubel

It’s important for people of color to link up with issues around globalization, food security, health, the environment. — Danny Glover

It’s still popular to … insist that globalization is a rising tide that lifts all boats, but the hard reality is that the last thirty years have seen America’s once proud and prosperous working class thrown to the wolves, so corporations could keep boosting their quarterly profits and the middle class could maintain a filmy illusion of wealth through access to cheap consumer goods. — John Michael Greer

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it. — Omar Bongo

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. — Bill Gates

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

Gandhi’s idea of swadeshi—that local societies should put their own resources and capacities to use to meet their needs as a basic element of freedom—is becoming increasingly relevant. We cannot afford to forget that we need self-rule, especially in this world of globalization. — Vandana Shiva

The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries. — Richard Grasso

I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization. — Byron Dorgan

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. — Fredric Jameson

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

Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. — Kofi Annan

Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity. — Pope Francis

Globalization is a fact of economic life — Carlos Salinas de Gortari

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