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All Quotes by author - Mohamed ElBaradei
" All I know is, I think I would like to continue to do public service. "
" America is always a good target for a populist. In many countries, particularly authoritarian systems, if you want to get an extra bonus, you bash the Americans. "
" As long as some of us choose to rely on nuclear weapons, we continue to risk that these same weapons will become increasingly attractive to others. "
" As much as we Egyptians treasure our military, acting alone it cannot provide the legitimacy to lay the foundations for democracy. "
" Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts - stalled for a decade - to bring about nuclear disarmament. "
" Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security. "
" Countries that perceive themselves to be vulnerable can be expected to try to redress that vulnerability - and in some cases, they will pursue clandestine weapons programs. "
" Democracy is more than a ballot box. "
" Democracy is not an instant coffee. "
" Discipline is part of my professional training as a lawyer. "
" Egypt needs to catch up with the rest of the world. We need to be free, democratic, and - society where people have the right to live in freedom and dignity. "
" Egypt under Hosni Mubarak had deteriorated to the status of a failed state. We must wipe the slate clean and start again. "
" Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents. "
" Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons. "
" Every country has the right to nuclear technology as long as they use it safely, peacefully and in a secure way. "
" Everyone in the Middle East pretty much wants to come and be an American citizen, but pretty much everybody is angry with the U. S. foreign policy. "
" Historically, Islam was hijacked about 20 or 30 years after the Prophet and interpreted in such a way that the ruler has absolute power and is accountable only to God. That, of course, was a very convenient interpretation for whoever was the ruler. "
" How can you run for president if you don't know the job description? "
" I am an Egyptian Muslim, educated in Cairo and New York, and now living in Vienna. My wife and I have spent half our lives in the North, half in the South. And we have experienced first hand the unique nature of the human family and the common values we all share. "
" I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon. "
" I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood. "
" I couldn't have imagined that I would live long enough to see Egypt emancipated from decades of repression. "
" I do not want to see the whole Egyptian people feel protected by my presence. They really have to fight for their freedom whether I'm there or not. "
" If a country is suspected of going nuclear, you need to understand why. Why does it feel insecure? "
" If a huge number of people call for change, the government will have to react. If you want to avoid uprisings, or demonstrations, you need to respond to the people's desperate need for change. "
" I feel relieved that we discovered that Iraq did not have nuclear weapons. "
" If Egypt were going to change, it is going to change through the young people. "
" If we are addressing the issue of weapons of mass destruction, we need to send a uniform, consistent message that there is zero tolerance to any country who is developing weapons of mass destruction, North Korea included. "
" If you bet on individuals instead of the people, you are going to fail. "
" If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason not to be transparent. "
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