"Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Bashar al-Assad on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Bashar al-Assad on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Bashar al-Assad on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Bashar al-Assad on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Bashar al-Assad on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
"We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs."
"Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine."
"You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind."
"None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel."