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I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself,
by King Hussein I

I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself,
to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am.
My task is to lead my country through service.
- King Hussein I

I have said this in the past and I will continue to
repeat it as long as I live:
Whoever tries to hurt our national unity is my enemy
until the day of judgement.
- King Hussein I

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.
- King Hussein I

I want to say a simple thing, that the dividing line
exists not between Jordan and Israel,
but between the proponents of peace and the opponents of peace.
- King Hussein I

 

Personality is reduced and deformed with depleted thoughts and stagnant mind.
- King Hussein I

All what we hope for is that a day will come,
when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried,
and his family tried.
This is all there is to seek in this world.
- King Hussein I

We believe that peace is not just signed papers,
but rather a contract between generations for the building
of a more promising and less threatening future.
- King Hussein I

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The absence and suppression of justice can only open
the way for extremists to exploit such a condition
to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.
- King Hussein I

Without peace and without the overwhelming majority
of people that believe in peace defending it,
working for it, believing in it, security can never really be a reality.
- King Hussein I

We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe
in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights.
This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt.
- King Hussein I

Under the auspices of peace, our comprehensive renaissance will be built,
and it will be a model for those who wish to emulate
it in the greater Arab homeland.
- King Hussein I

Real victories are those that protect human life,
not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
- King Hussein I

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

The link between peace and stability on the one hand,
and social and economic growth on the other,
is dialectic.
Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region.
- King Hussein I

Our religion does not discriminate according to color,
sex or anything else.
What counts is piety and faith.
- King Hussein I

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.
- King Hussein I

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.
- King Hussein I

Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state.
It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren,
not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher,
happier destiny within their own borders.
- King Hussein I

It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations.
We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists.
We desperately need to address the frustration,
the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions.
- King Hussein I

I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather,
the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that
he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain
of those who served our nation and that he expected
me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.
- King Hussein I

I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened
people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual.
A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone,
a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence.
- King Hussein I

We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor
of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian
model' that might also inspire others in our region.
I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people
and the shield of generations to come.
- King Hussein I

Let me say this loud and clear.
There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a.
Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life.
And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.
- King Hussein I

We belong to the camp of peace.
We believe in peace.
We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace
and wishes peace upon us,
for these are His teachings to all the followers of
the three great monotheistic religions,
the Children of Abraham.
- King Hussein I

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world
looks at the Palestinian question,
and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil,
as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories.
These are the bases on which peace will be built.
- King Hussein I

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.
- King Hussein I

God help us from those who believe that they are the
sole possessors of truth.
How we manage at times to agree willingly to become
prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs
and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
- King Hussein I

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.
- King Hussein I

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun,
and nothing blocks the road to social development more
than the financial burden of war.
War is the arch enemy of national progress and the
modern scourge of civilized men.
- King Hussein I

Fundamentalism as it is called is not confined to the Muslim world.
It is something that we have seen in different parts of the world.
Let us hope that a dialogue between the followers of
the three great monotheistic religions could help in putting an end to this.
- King Hussein I

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Never give in - never, never, never, never.
- Winston Churchill

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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