Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
The waves of religion based on terrorism in the 1990s are based on the tormented response of a mutilated Muslim society whose progressive forces have been savagely emasculated. Why on earth is the Arab world so hostile to women? Why can it not see women as a force for development?
To understand the fanatic rejection of women’s liberation in the Muslim world, one has to take into account the time factor. Most of us educated women have illiterate mothers. The conservative wave against women in the Muslim world is a defense mechanism against profound changes in both sex roles and the touchy subject of sexual identity.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
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.