"We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."King Hussein I on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."King Hussein I on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."King Hussein I on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."King Hussein I on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."King Hussein I on Abraham Lincoln
"Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it."
"I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam."
"Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith."
"In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure."
"For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace."