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Omar Sharif
Hosni Mubarak
Zahi Hawass

Quotes and sayings from famous egyptian authors
A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian Proverbs

Run as hard as a wild beast if you will, but you won't get any reward greater than that destined for you. Egyptian Proverbs

Learn politeness from the impolite. Egyptian Proverbs

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion. Egyptian Proverbs

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone. Egyptian Proverbs

The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out. Egyptian Proverbs

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz

Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk. Egyptian Proverbs

A man's ruin lies in his tongue. Egyptian Proverbs
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Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along. Egyptian Proverbs

Malice drinketh its own poison. Egyptian Proverbs

The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel. Egyptian Proverbs

It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb. Zahi Hawass

The sources of human problems have to do with egotism, 'I.' Feisal Abdul Rauf

Pride goes before a fall. Egyptian Proverbs

If there were no fault, there would be no pardon. Egyptian Proverbs

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts. Plotinus

Making love? It's a communion with a woman. The bed is the holy table. There I find passion -- and purification. Omar Sharif
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Peace is more precious than a piece of land. Anwar Sadat

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo

Put by for a rainy day. Egyptian Proverbs

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Egyptian Proverbs

Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune. Egyptian Proverbs

I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about. Omar Sharif

I'm very wary about giving advice. I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well. Omar Sharif

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones. Anwar Sadat

All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise. Cleopatra

If everyone got a divorce and looked for a second wife, the Coptic family would lose its moral compass. Pope Shenouda III

Sharon is capable of making peace. Hosni Mubarak

Put a stout heart to a stey brae. Egyptian Proverbs

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