President of Finland
- I hate atheists because they want to become gods themselves and think they understand things that no one understands.
- Koivisto in an interview on a Russian radio channel on 26 June 2002. Presidentti Koiviston vierailu Moskovaan esillä venäläismediassa Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 12 July 2017.