"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Mahatma Gandhi
"By being friends with all, we are not alone."
"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."