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King Hussein I Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

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

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The River of Life flows - and all else is our drama.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington


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