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I think the elections have gone well,
by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And I gave this directive to them, that if they free
our assets in the United States,
that would be a sign of goodwill.
I have the same idea this time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

 

Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the
world and we cannot ignore them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The important matter is freedom.
When the people choose what they want,
it is good for them and for us.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work,
but I am happy that the talks are going on.
It might have a negative effect if the United States joins.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S.
They have cut the ties.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt
positive behavior rather than doing evil.
They should not expect an immediate reaction in return
for their positive measures.
It will take time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways.
I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge.
Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Both of them were the children of the United States.
They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others.
But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And they said if we help with the crisis,
they would do a lot of positive acts.
After we helped in those crises, they showed negative
acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland,
and then there can be a fair referendum for people
to choose the form of state they want.
Whoever gets the majority can rule.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Miss Rice talks very tough.
We have gotten used to this nonsense.
Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this,
and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities,
and they act on that basis.
It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is
done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans.
They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I have no idea what the U.S.
intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people.
I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We did not treat the Americans badly.
They left Iran in a relaxed mood.
The embassy was active here after the revolution.
We didn't have any problem with them.
They started it.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks.
I was president then.
I'm not president now.
When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of
Europe and America and to remove their concerns over
the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to
assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides -
Zarqawi and also the American troops at times.
The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs.
You also know what they do in the prisons.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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