"By being friends with all, we are not alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Marilyn Monroe
"Sectarian divide has created a schism in our society that is a major challenge. As monarch of all Bahrainis, it pains me to see many harmed by the actions of a few. And yet I am optimistic and have faith in our people. We all realize that now is the time to strike a balance between stability and gradual reform."
"Bahrainis are better off than many other Arabs. We have a welfare state, everybody gets a salary whether they have a job or not. Electricity and food are subsidized school and healthcare are free. And we don't differentiate between Bahrainis and foreigners. We are very proud of that."
"You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That's leadership."
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