"You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bashar al-Assad on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bashar al-Assad on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bashar al-Assad on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bashar al-Assad on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Bashar al-Assad on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation."
"None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel."