To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Why do I write books? Why do I think? Why should I be passionate? Because things could be different, they could be made better.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
I think women have the right to consult their own wishes, needs, and capacities and produce only loved, wanted children they can care for – or even no children at all. I think we would all be better off as a society if we respected women’s ability to make these decisions for themselves and concentrated on caring well for the born.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
If we continue to seek learning to serve God and His children better, it is a blessing of great worth. If we begin to seek learning to exalt ourselves alone, it leads to selfishness and pride, which will take us away from eternal life.
At Al Jazeera, we are getting our local Somalis, Yemenis and Sudanese, local correspondents from within the society, who understand much better than the people who come from overseas. We will get a much better insight.
Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.