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"(Egypt) is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust." - Gustave Flaubert

"Egypt, once a melting pot of peoples, classes, cultures and religions, has, after 30 years of Mubarak's rule, become a place of intolerance and distrust of the other." - Shereen El Feki

"In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead." - Stephen Gardiner

"Members of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz order trace their origins back through Tibet, Japan, China, India, and ancient Egypt to the place the order was founded, the lost continent of Atlantis." - Frederick Lenz

"The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight." - Golda Meir

"A transition is taking place in Egypt. In my judgement, there is no going back. I think the old expression, They're not going to put the toothpaste back in the tube on this one." - Stephen Harper

"A transition is taking place in Egypt. In my judgement, there is no going back. I think the old expression, "They're not going to put the toothpaste back in the tube on this one." - Stephen Harper

"Egypt has managed to reclaim the 13-page papyrus manuscript." - Zahi Hawass

"Egypt is the next domino to fall and, as they say, so goes Egypt so goes the Middle East." - Robert Baer

"The truce brokered by Egypt between Israel and Hamas depends, above all, on the borders between Egypt, Gaza and Israel." - Elliott Abrams

"I would like to extend to you our deep appreciation and thanks for the position the United States has taken in support of the democratization process that has taken place in Tunisia, in Egypt, and what is attempting to take place in Libya." - Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

"I would like to extend to you our deep appreciation and thanks for the position the United States has taken in support of the democratization process that has taken place in Tunisia, in Egypt, and what is attempting to take place in Libya." - Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Than

"No American president can support an Egypt that calls into question the historic treaty between Israel and Egypt. And no American president can support an Egypt that doesn't fully recognize women's rights or the rights of religious minorities." - Condoleezza Rice

"For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast." - Bible

"Good relations with Egypt are extremely important to us. Egypt is our neighbor and the largest Arab country. The people in all Muslim countries are on our side." - Khaled Mashal

"We've got the prime minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail, the president of Egypt Ibrahim Mahlab saying that Donald Trump is uniquely equipped to do great things." - Rush Limbaugh

"There weren't many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today." - Richard Engel

"Egypt has a presidential system. The president runs the state. Who the president is matters profoundly." - Richard Engel

"Ancient art was the tyrant of Egypt, the mistress of Greece and the servant of Rome." - Henry Fuseli

"We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative. The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight." - Golda Meir

"From Egypt arts their progress made to Greece, wrapped in the fable of the golden fleece." - John Denham

"The pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy." - D H Lawrence

"The patriarchy is alive and well in Egypt and the wider Arab world." - Shereen El Feki

"Move over to Egypt. Once again, the [Barack] Obama administration, encouraged by Republicans, toppled [Hosni] Mubarak who had been a reliable ally of the United States, of Israel, and in its place, [Mohamed] Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came in, a terrorist organization." - Ted Cruz

"The origins of Judeo-Christianity are to be found in Egypt." - Michael Tsarion

"In the great majority of things habit is a greater plague than ever afflicted Egypt." - John Foster (essayist)

"God is whoever raised Jesus from the dead, having before raised Israel from Egypt." - Robert Jenson

"The only matter that could take Egypt to war again is water." - Anwar Sadat

"Egypt: Where the Israelites would still be if Moses had been a bureaucrat." - Laurence J Peter

"Darwinism is a pagan religion whose roots go back to the Sumerians and Ancient Egypt." - Harun Yahya

"Human resources are just tremendous in Egypt but we need the science base." - Ahmed H. Zewail

"Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage." - Bible

"Egypt imbued the view with a heavy sense of mystery and foreboding." - Michael Crichton

"It has been aptly said that all Egypt is but the facade of an immense sepulcher." - Amelia B. Edwards

"Israel is becoming a fortress. Fences along the borders with Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria." - Richard Engel

"Despite differences of faith or even the occasional collisions between them, Egypt is united." - Ahmed Zewail

"Egypt has great potential because of the latent power of its human capital." - Ahmed Zewail

"American official policy is that Egypt is an ally of the United States." - Mitt Romney

"If Egypt were going to change, it is going to change through the young people." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"What I see in the Arab world, in Egypt, everywhere is increasing radicalization." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"When we look back at the Mayans or ancient Egypt, we look at their art." - Robert Wilson

"The situation in Egypt is stable. We are ready for tourism and investment." - Mohammed Morsi

"Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is." - Tahar Ben Jelloun

"A good friend of mine told me you should take a break and you should go see the world. Go somewhere. That is when I chose to go to Egypt, and so I took this beautiful trip to Egypt. It was the first time ever in my whole life I took three weeks off, and I sailed down the Nile and I saw the tombs and the temples, and I experienced a place that was so magical and so incredibly powerful and intelligent and inspiring." - Alicia Keys

"Before Egypt, long before travelling to that time and place-or any other-became even a remote possibility, Mina had paid her dues. Haltingly, painstakingly, maddeningly." - Stephen R. Lawhead

"All is made clear,regarding Abraham and Sarah's traversal into Egypt, when we realize what biblicists meant by the term "Egypt." As Ralph Ellis so brilliantly points out, the name Egypt was employed by the composers of the Old Testament to denote Thebes in Lower Egypt. This was the city and region controlled by the adversaries of the Hyksos. It was considered a separate region, with different rulers, gods, customs, and politics. So, it was not the country of Egypt that Abraham visited, but Thebes within Egypt." - Michael Tsarion

"In reference to the area of the Jewish state: From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates." - Theodor Herzl

"The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the commander of the armed forces, full stop." - Mohammed Morsi

"The sooner we put Egypt on the right track, the sooner we would be able to have an Egypt that is modern, that is moderate, and that is acting as a beacon for freedom and liberty across the Arab world." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"If democracy succeeds in Egypt, other countries will follow. Should the democratic experiment in Egypt be hijacked by the military or anti-democratic Islamist groups, the revolution will fail elsewhere." - David Ignatius

"The black nation of Egypt is the only country that has a science named after its culture: Egyptology" - Malcolm X

"The Romans dominated Egypt for four hundred years, from the time of Augustus (30 BC to 395 AD)." - Michael Tsarion

"In the vast majority of cases the secret society symbolism hearkens from two places - Ireland and Egypt." - Michael Tsarion

"Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved." - Anita Diament

"Because of thee thy Egypt never sues for showers, nor does the parched blade bow to Jove the Rain-giver." - Tibullus

"During most of the Bush administration, human rights and democracy in Egypt were on the front burner." - Elliott Abrams

"Public opinion in Egypt is very antagonistic to the way the dictatorship, Mubarak dictatorship, interpreted relations with Israel. Very antagonistic." - Noam Chomsky

"Egypt is the oldest, largest and most important Arab country in the region. What happens there affects them all." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"Egypt had the first constitution in the Middle East that allowed for liberty. And it had democracy." - Ahmed Zewail

"Human resources are just tremendous in Egypt, but we need the science base; we need the correct science base." - Ahmed Zewail

"Once upon a time, I thought denial was a river in Egypt. It's actually the attitude of the Abbott government." - Bill Shorten

"Then I said to you, 'Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place." - Unknown

"Ancient Egypt was a Negro Civilization. The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until African historians dare to connect it with the history of Egypt." - Cheikh Anta Diop

"We've seen what happened in Libya, what a disaster that's been driven by Hillary Clinton, and the disaster in Syria and almost disaster in Egypt. What a close call that's been. We're not out of the woods yet with Egypt." - Jeff Sessions

"Egypt needs law and order in Sinai to save the tourist industry in Sharm el-Sheik and prevent the area from becoming a base for terrorists that will target Egypt itself, as well as Jordan and Israel." - Elliott Abrams

"Since Moses was in Egypt land, Gods people have been struggling for justice while singing freedom songs. Theology can be clarifying. A good sermon has its place. But nothing is more essential for the life of faith in a community than liturgy that invites us to sing the freedom songs that are sung around the throne of God. Brother Ken Sehested is a song leader in that great cloud of witnesses. Receive his words as gift-and keep singing." - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

"There's a long history in the Middle East of "bread intifadas," starting with 1977 in Egypt, when Anwar Sadat tried to lift bread subsidies. People rebelled and poured into Tahrir Square, shouting slogans against the government just like they did earlier this year. Sadat learned his lesson and kept bread subsidies in place, and so did a host of other Middle Eastern dictators - many of whom were propped up for years by the West, partly through subsidized American wheat." - Annia Ciezadlo

"Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine." - Pierre Loti

"You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria." - Henry Kissinger

"The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day." - Nachman of Breslov

"And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt." - Bible

"Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as 'Western Civilization,' long before the greatness of Greece and Rome." - John Henrik Clarke

"I have no interest in going to Egypt and seeing the pyramids. I'm just not that kind of dude." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Egypt is the second-largest recipient over a long period of U.S. military and economic aid. Israel is first." - Noam Chomsky

"You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria." - Henry A Kissinger

"Al Jazeera is demonized by the United States, yet in Egypt my father would be watching it." - Jehane Noujaim

"The good thing about Egypt is, between the two World Wars, Egypt was - had a liberal society. It has a political life. It has parties. It was not - it was dysfunctional in many ways, but it was not a very repressive regime. Egypt, at one time, was the bellwether of the Arab world, was the trendsetter, created great culture, movies, cinema, you name it." - Hisham Melhem

"There's a reason cats were near deity in ancient Egypt. Dogs may be loyal, but cats are smart. This one must recognize our bond. You can take the cat ouf of Egypt, but you can't take Egypt out of the cat. Wow, I should have that embroidered on a pillow or something." - Kiersten White

"And Egypt ? What is Egypt strenght?her resilience ?her ability to absorb poeple and events into the pores of her being? is that true or is it just a consolation ? a shifting of responsibility? and if it is true , how much can she absorb and still remain Egypt ?" - Ahdaf Soueif

"Egypt is a sovereign nation." - William Hague

"I am dying, Egypt, dying." - Marc Antony

"The American administration obviously has supported the dictators in the Muslim countries and the Muslims are rising, as you can see their boiling in Libya and Egypt and many other countries and they're rising up against the oppression and the Americans should stay away from trying to, if you like, put another dictator in place, and I don't think the American interest in the current time in the Middle East with their presence, rather they should withdraw their forces, they should withdraw their own personnel, this is a very insecure time for the Americans I think." - Anjem Choudary

"The family code in Egypt is one of the worst family codes in the Arab world. Polygamy. The husband is having absolute power over the family." - Nawal El Saadawi

"Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD." - Joshua

"I think we need to maintain the good relationship between the people of Egypt and the people of the United States." - Hesham Qandil

"The best way to marginalize the Muslim Brotherhood [in Egypt] is in the ballot box, not through arrests and killing people." - Kelly Ayotte

"Climate of Egypt in winter is the reign of spring upon earth, & summer in the air, and tranquility in the heat." - Herman Melville

"Brothers and sisters of Egypt, you have given the world the most precious gift: the belief that ultimately right will prevail." - Desmond Tutu

"Khem was an ancient name for the land of Egypt; and both the words alchemy and chemistry are a perpetual reminder of the priority of Egypt's scientific knowledge." - Manly Hall

"Hollywood's like Egypt, full of crumbled pyramids. It'll never come back. It'll just keep on crumbling until finally the wind blows the last studio prop across the sands." - David O Selznick

"Egypt is kind of like the Hollywood of the Middle East. I mean, we had cinema maybe decades before the other Arab countries ever got independence." - Bassem Youssef

"The night sky in Egypt is a swirling mass of stars so bright and numerous the sky seems to tremble with the ice-blue weight of them." - Rosemary Mahoney

"It's important to read a book, but also to hold the book, to smell the book... it's perfume, it's incense, it's the dust of Egypt..." - Ray Bradbury

"Egypt is coming back - is becoming - is going to become, you know, a center of excellence for the region and maybe for the rest of the world." - Hesham Qandil

"I love the Middle East and have been lucky enough to visit a few of the countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Jordon and the U.A.E." - Nadia Ali

"These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt." - Ahmed Ben Bella

"Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror." - Omar Bongo

"When the Egyptians decide something, probably it is not appropriate for the U.S. When the Americans decide something, this, of course, is not appropriate for Egypt." - Mohammed Morsi

"The real crime of Hosni Mubarak is that he ruled for 30 years and left behind an Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is the single strongest player." - Elliott Abrams

"The only group of Atlanteans that was truly successful in transplanting their knowledge to a new location was the group that landed in what is now Egypt." - Frederick Lenz

"I hope that with the success of the transition to democracy in Tunisia that we will export to Egypt a working democratic model." - Rashid al-Ghannushi

"Images, the visual power of present-day capitalism, like the ritual constructions of ancient Egypt, are refined ways of inhibiting and crushing man." - Edmundo Desnoes

"You know, if ever there was a people who should know how to practice brotherhood, it is the American Negro and it is the people of Egypt." - Malcolm X

"Without the public support, we cannot withstand two years and a half. Look at the other countries, look what happened in Libya, in Tunisia and in Egypt." - Bashar al-Assad

"Israel should really reflect on what's going on in Egypt. It does not want to be the Hosni Mubarak of the peace process." - Thomas Friedman

"The problem with what we call the 'Arab spring' is that these are very nationalistic experiences. Tunisians are concerned with Tunisia, Egyptians concerned with Egypt and so on." - Tariq Ramadan

"The people of Egypt, are the greatest people of earth; and they deserve a Nobel Prize for Peace. To all Egyptian: Be proud to be Egyptian." - Heinz Fischer

"I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt." - Roald Dahl

"We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were." - Naguib Mahfouz

"Its up to any government to decide how to react to the denial of basic human rights anywhere in the world, including Egypt." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"Leaving Egypt and the people I loved so much, and the environment I liked, was definitely worth it, because I also have great love for medicine and science." - Magdi Yacoub

"I hope that with the success of the transition to democracy in Tunisia that we will export to Egypt a working democratic model." - Rashid Alghannushi

"In the United States, we can do almost anything we want. It's not like Egypt, where you're going to get murdered by the security forces." - Noam Chomsky

"I firmly believe that the next great breakthrough in bioscience could come from a 15-year-old who downloads the human genome in Egypt." - Thomas Friedman

"If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, then almost certainly Saudi Arabia will do the same, as will Egypt, Turkey and perhaps others in the region." - John Bolton

"The anchors of the Arab consensus have long been Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and both are now weakened forces in Arab politics and diplomacy." - Elliott Abrams

"I grew up in a conservative household. That was the life of the time in Egypt: a conservative, middle-class household." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"It's up to any government to decide how to react to the denial of basic human rights anywhere in the world, including Egypt." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"Egypt under Hosni Mubarak had deteriorated to the status of a failed state. We must wipe the slate clean and start again." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"It may be said of some very old places, as of some very old books, that they are destined to be forever new. The nearer we approach them, the more remote they seem: the more we study them, the more we have yet to learn. Time augments rather than diminishes their everlasting novelty; and to our descendants of a thousand years hence it may safely be predicted that they will be even more fascinating than to ourselves. This is true of many ancient lands, but of no place is it. so true as of Egypt." - Amelia B. Edwards

"President Obama invited John McCain to the White House to give his opinion on Egypt, specifically what it's like to be a mummy." - Bill Maher

"In old Egypt, it was established law, that the vote of a prophet be reckoned equal to a hundred hands. I think it was much under-estimated." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no Champollion to decipher the Egypt of every man's and every being's face. Physiognomy, like every other human science,is but a passing fable." - Herman Melville

"It [Egypt] has more wonders in it than any other country in the world and provides more works that defy description than any otherplace." - Herodotus

"It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascinationfor all educated Americans." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is still an act of academic heresy to regard Egypt as the cradle of civilization and originator of Jewish and Christian religious traditions." - Michael Tsarion

"Born in Jerusalem, Wadie Said went from being a dragoman to a salesman in the United States and thence to a hugely successful businessman in Egypt." - Penelope Lively

"What makes human power erupt like a volcano? What destroy's it? The civilizations of Rome, Greece, Egypt, China were all eruptions from a human core." - Charles Lindbergh

"Israel wants to make it clear to the government of Egypt that it has no aggressive intentions whatsoever against any Arab state at all" - Levi Eshkol

"Egypt firmly and strongly condemns such attacks on civilians and soldiers that led to the deaths of a large number of innocent victims." - Hosni Mubarak

"On the Continent stray cats are judged individually on their merit-some are loved, some are only respected; in England they are universally worshipped as in ancient Egypt." - George Mikes

"When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?" - Voltaire

"It's not that Egypt doesn't have a recipe for a democratic transition. It seems to lack even the basic mental ingredients." - David Brooks

"It's not that Egypt does' have a recipe for a democratic transition. It seems to lack even the basic mental ingredients." - David Brooks

"In Egypt, the cats...afford evidence that animal nature is not altogether intractable, but that when well-treated they are good at remembering kindness." - Claudius Aelianus

"Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods." - P G Wodehouse

"On the Continent stray cats are judged individually on their merit - some are loved, some are only respected; in England they are universally worshipped as in ancient Egypt." - George Mikes

"What makes human power erupt like a volcano? What destroys it? The civilizations of Rome, Greece, Egypt, China were all eruptions from a human core." - Charles Lindbergh

"I have never seen such a perfectly formed animal. Beautiful and graceful like a gazelle, he burned hot and wild with the deserts of Egypt in his soul." - Lynn Andrews

"In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works." - Naguib Mahfouz

"It is from the graves and ruins and rubbish-heaps of Egypt that writings have been restored to us in great numbers." - Frederic G. Kenyon

"Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?" - Moses

"I think it's always good to read local authors or relevant books. In Egypt, I studied hieroglyphics and read everything about the mummies." - Jane Birkin

"I have never seen such a perfectly formed animal. Beautiful and graceful like a gazelle, he burned hot and wild with the deserts of Egypt in his soul." - Lynn Andrews

"Elegance is reduction, simplification, condensation. It is spare, stark, sleek. Elegance is cultivated abstraction. The source of Greek and Roman classicism - clarity, order, proportion, balance - is in Egypt." - Camille Paglia

"Egypt was - as it is now - a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe." - Ridley Scott

"One wonders what exactly Israel did to earn Arab enmity between 1948 and 1967, when Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip and Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria." - Ben Shapiro

"God is whoever raised Jesus from the dead, having before raised Israel from Egypt. There is no God but this God." - Stanley Hauerwas

"An honest observer of the evolution of conditions in Egypt would discover that terrorism is an alien phenomenon, strange to our values and heritage." - Hosni Mubarak

"I had always thought of Egypt as a rather secular country. And I think it is, but people are quite observant of the strictures of Ramadan." - P J Orourke



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