Hafez al-Assad Quotes (3 quotes)
“Strike the enemy's settlements, turn them into dust, pave the Arab roads with the skulls of Jews.”
Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War [Oxford University Press, 2002], p293
“Death a thousand times to the hired Muslim Brothers, Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brothers, the criminal Brothers, the corrupt Brothers.”
Robert Fisk (16 September 2010). Robert Fisk: Freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria. THE INDEPENDENT.
“Rock and roll music, if you like it and if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.”
September 22, 1958. As reported in: "Elvis - Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It" (1999) by Jerry Osborne, p. 99
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―David Herbert Lawrence
Self-Pity (1929). Also in: The complete poems of D. H. Lawrence (1971 edition)
“As I grow older and older, And totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less, Who goes to bed with whom.”
―Dorothy L. Sayers
As quoted in "The Random House large print book of jokes and anecdotes: for anyone who needs a laugh", edited by Joseph Claro, 1994, p. 210. Also in: Lantern, Volume 38, Union Education Department, 1989, p. 14
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
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Born: October 6, 1930 (age 86)
Occupation: Statesman, politician
Bio: Hafez al-Assad was a Syrian statesman, politician and general serving as Prime Minister between 1970 and 1971 and then President of Syria between 1971 and 2000. He also served as Secretary of the Syrian Regional Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and General Secretary of the National Command of the Ba'ath Party from 1970 to 2000 and Minister of Defence from 1966 to 1972.