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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Quotes

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And I gave this directive to them, that if they free
our assets in the United States,
that would be a sign of goodwill.
I have the same idea this time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work,
but I am happy that the talks are going on.
It might have a negative effect if the United States joins.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

 

We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S.
They have cut the ties.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The important matter is freedom.
When the people choose what they want,
it is good for them and for us.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the
world and we cannot ignore them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland,
and then there can be a fair referendum for people
to choose the form of state they want.
Whoever gets the majority can rule.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And they said if we help with the crisis,
they would do a lot of positive acts.
After we helped in those crises, they showed negative
acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides -
Zarqawi and also the American troops at times.
The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs.
You also know what they do in the prisons.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We did not treat the Americans badly.
They left Iran in a relaxed mood.
The embassy was active here after the revolution.
We didn't have any problem with them.
They started it.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways.
I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge.
Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks.
I was president then.
I'm not president now.
When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of
Europe and America and to remove their concerns over
the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to
assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I have no idea what the U.S.
intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people.
I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Both of them were the children of the United States.
They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others.
But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities,
and they act on that basis.
It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is
done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans.
They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Miss Rice talks very tough.
We have gotten used to this nonsense.
Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this,
and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt
positive behavior rather than doing evil.
They should not expect an immediate reaction in return
for their positive measures.
It will take time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give
ourselves the gift of living well.
- Voltaire

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks.
There were bets all over the country,
with astronomical odds against us.
- Desi Arnaz

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads,
I put my heart and soul into those records.
Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps.
- Sammy Hagar

1913 wasn't a very good year.
1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
- Ron Paul

The man who first gave history a recognized place in
science was an ancient historian.
- James H. Breasted

I was always the sexy bass player in the background
while Robin stood centre.
Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
- Maurice Gibb

I gave up my childhood for a career.
- Brenda Lee

Not a living thing was to be seen and the cottages
that sat huddled close to the ground remained fast shut;
the smoke from the chimneys alone still gave a sign of life.
- Stijn Streuvels

I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He
gave yearnings and longings to be filled,
and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted
to feeding and clothing the body.
- Lucy Stone

I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends,
and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
- Sarah McLachlan

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
- William Arthur Ward

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
Not good for his eyes.
If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs.
So I gave up reading.
- Babe Ruth

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

We who go out to die shall be remembered,
because we gave the world peace.
That will be our reward, though we will know nothing of it,
but lie rotting in the earth - dead.
- Philip Gibbs

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most
of it began to read like coded messages passing between
lonely aliens in a hostile world.
- Russell Baker

I hated Chris, my brother.
I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my
father gave him permission to fight back.
I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
- Stevie Nicks

We added Medicare Part D to a system facing bankruptcy
and gave no thought to means testing it.
- Bob Inglis

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear,
but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti


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