Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Growing up, I was taught that a woman should lower her gaze so that men could never know her thoughts. The so-called modesty of Arab women is, in fact, a war tactic.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Order is a great person’s need and their true well being.
If women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because of the Quran nor the Prophet, nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite.