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.
“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
―James Anthony Froude
Oceana, or, England and Her Colonies (1886) [C. Scribner's Sons, 1972, ISBN 083699096X, 9780836990966, 396 pages], p. 67
“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.”
On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)
“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Philosophical Investigations (1953 edition)
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
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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.