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.
“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
Dialogue on poetry and literary aphorisms (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1968), translated by E. Behler and R. Struc, p. 128, Aphorism No. 73
“Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.”
Decline and Fall (1928)
Essays in Aesthetics by Jean-Paul Sartre (Open Road Media, 2012) - ISBN: 9781453228562
“It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.”
Source: EWD 1305: Answers to questions from students of Software Engineering
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Born: October 6, 1930 (age 87)
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.