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We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe
by 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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress,
but that they love inertia.
- Elbert Hubbard

I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea
they become powerless when they oppose it.
- Sigmund Freud

Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
- Mary Richards

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the
same legal privileges that civil government affords
to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had
no agency in planning it,
or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
- Alexander Hamilton

We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S.
government but we do not oppose the American people.
We want to have many good friends in the United States.
- Kim Jong Il

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom,
tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to
oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
- Coretta Scott King

I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.
- Ed Case

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell;
it demands complete abandon; if words or movements
oppose the magic of caresses,
the spell is broken.
- Simone de Beauvoir

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism,
if only because he has nothing to oppose it with.
The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
- Elias Canetti

I don't oppose all wars.
What I am opposed to is a dumb war.
What I am opposed to is a rash war.
- Barack Obama

What we want is a lasting peace.
We will oppose soft measures which invite the breaking of the peace.
- James F. Byrnes

A major problem for Black women, and all people of color,
when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism,
is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
- Barbara Smith

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

I oppose the president's plan to privatize Social Security.
- Brian Higgins

Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States
and Australia not because of what we have done but
because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
- John Howard

The power of an air force is terrific
when there is nothing to oppose it.
- Winston Churchill

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance
of those whom they oppose.
- Frederick Douglass

A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican,
and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat,
than have you oppose both.
- Brian Celio

Let me say at the outset that I do not reflexively
oppose international trade.
- Richard Neal

Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics
of the thing they oppose.
- J. S. Habgood

My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious,
etc.
beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
- Ed Case

I think it's really important to find out why people
hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.
- Kathy Acker

The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those
who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

The same European governments that hesitated to confront
terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.
- Richard Perle

I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any
efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge
my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
- Lois Capps

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own,
when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism,
those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
- Ivan Turgenev

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace.
- Ad Reinhardt

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose
the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris

We are proud to say we are racist and hate to see Whites fighting each other.
I oppose the Wars.
- Tom Metzger

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.
- Robert Casey

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose
any law and any part of the Constitution with which
they are not in sympathy.
- Alfred E. Smith

The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat
homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected
and promoted by the government.
- Todd Akin

Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary,
passionate indifference is necessary in order for you
not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
- Karel Capek

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

I have no problem with G14.
How can I oppose something that as far as I am concerned,
does not exist?
- Sepp Blatter


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