Barham Salih Quotes (1 quote)
“Al Qaeda is a virus and it is spreading. If we fail to stop it, we will pay a very heavy price.”
Iraq: The Regional Security Dimension May 2007
“The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”
―Thomas B. Macaulay
Earliest attribution found: The Western Honey Bee, Volumes 14-15, State Bee-keepers' Association., 1926, p. 31
“My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
As quoted in "Life with Picasso" (McGraw-Hill, 1964) by Françoise Gilot, p. 60. Françoise was the lover of Picasso from 1944 to 1953.
“We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities.”
Think Little - A Continuous Harmony (1972)
“Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.”
Northern Lights (1995), Ch. 21: Lord Asriel's Welcome
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBarham Salih
Born: September 12, 1960 (age 57)
Bio: Barham Ahmad Salih is an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He is the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Federal government of Iraq. He is married and has a daughter who attended Princeton University and a son who graduated from King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan and who currently attends Columbia.