38 Tunisia Quotes : Tunisia Sayings

These Tunisia quotes will inspire you. Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Tunisia quotes, Tunisia sayings, and Tunisia proverbs.

Best Tunisia Quotes

  1. “Tunisia is always ready to turn the page.” ~ Habib Bourguiba
  2. “Half the U.S. population owns barely 2 percent of its wealth, putting the United States near Rwanda and Uganda and below such nations as pre-Arab Spring Tunisia and Egypt when measured by degrees of income inequality.” ~ Eric Alterman
  3. “I dream of a free, democratic, peaceful Tunisia, a country that can protect its developing identity.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi
  4. “Not a lot of people know about Tunisia. Sarah Palin thinks it’s the name of one of Obama’s kids.” ~ Bill Maher

  5. “The people on the streets of Egypt and Tunisia and Libya and Syria and Iran have done more to defeat the ideology of Al Qaeda than anything that the United States has done. They have shown that there is a third way, that with peaceful protest you can have an end to dictatorship and a role for human dignity, a role for your religious faith in society.” ~ Reza Aslan
  6. “What Tunisia urgently needs, is freedom and the building of a real democracy.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi
  7. “We in Tunisia have no problem with respecting other peoples religion, and we have a long tradition of that.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi
  8. “If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don’t know about it.” ~ A. J. Liebling

  9. “You can understand Tunisia revolution as a failure to censor the internet. And Libya had that failure too. It’s very difficult for governments that are autocratic and don’t have broad popular support to be in power when a lot of people have these devices. That was what Arab Spring was about, that people could express this and lead to revolution.” ~ Eric Schmidt
  10. “I think it is extremely important that the West support this experiment [of Tunisian democracy] with investment, with aid, with symbolic support, not just flows of democracy assistance …If Tunisia can’t make it, what are the prospects for the rest of the Arab world?” ~ Larry Diamond
  11. “Women in the Arab world have a rich history in their active participation in political change from the Algeria revolution against the French occupation to the most recent revolution in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya among other countries. The question is not their participation. Their question is the incorporation of women’s voices fully in the new definitions of the countries where change has happened.” ~ Zainab Salbi
  12. “Tunisia is extremely dependent on economic conditions in Europe, which is why it also experienced shockwaves from the euro crisis.” ~ Alvaro de Vasconcelos

  13. “The Arab awakening has been, up to now, a lot about freedom from dictatorial regimes – Syria, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Bahrain and Egypt. But once you got freedom from, then you need freedom to. Freedom from is about destroying things. Freedom to is about constructing things, constructing the rule of law.” ~ Thomas Friedman
  14. “If the Arab world today looked like Tunisia, it would be a huge blow for the extreme ideologies. But Tunisia needs more support than it is getting, particularly from their close neighbors in Europe who have a great stake in North Africa.” ~ Paul Wolfowitz
  15. “In Tunisia the Americans had to pay a stiff price for their experience, but it brought rich dividends. Even at that time, the American generals showed themselves to be very advanced in the tactical handling of their forces, although we had to wait until the Patton Army in France to see the most astonishing achievements in mobile warfare.” ~ Erwin Rommel
  16. “I will never forget my first game for England at the World Cup, It was against Turkey… no I mean Tunisia.” ~ David Seaman

  17. “I’m working 24 hours a day. I have had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and I never have time to go because there are collections, fittings.” ~ Azzedine Alaia
  18. “Tunisia’s responsibility, and especially that of its political and intellectual elites, is enormous. All the protagonists of the nation’s social, cultural, economic and political life must work to overcome useless and counterproductive polarisation, and to find solutions to domestic, regional and international problems.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  19. “The problem with what we call the ‘Arab spring’ is that these are very nationalistic experiences. Tunisians are concerned with Tunisia, Egyptians concerned with Egypt and so on.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  20. “It was an identity crisis. I was born and raised in France, but I never really felt French, so I needed to find something that I was more connected to. I used to go back to Tunisia every summer, but I was more into the language, my Arabic roots.” ~ eL Seed

  21. “I think no country is going to be immune from the Arab awakening because the Arab awakening is driven by deep human longing for dignity, for justice and for freedom. I think that applies to young people in Saudi Arabia as much as to young people in Egypt, Tunisia, or Yemen, or Libya, or Syria. If I were in Saudi Arabia, I would be getting ahead of this and looking for ways to appreciate those aspirations and align my country with them.” ~ Thomas Friedman
  22. “Let’s look at two things real quickly: the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the Sixties and the Arab Spring starting in Tunisia and Cairo. What they had in common was people who were told, and who believed inside themselves, that they were a certain way, and the society at large believed it.” ~ Bill Ayers
  23. “Drafting of the constitutions is interesting and the discussions around them revealing in many ways. I take it as a discussion of very important symbols revealing many different problems. My take at the beginning was to warn that Tunisia might be the only successful country, the only one to justify us in talking about the spring, while all the other countries were less successful, if not failing. Now the point is that even in Tunisia it is not going to be easy, and this is where we have a problem.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  24. “I would like to extend to you our deep appreciation and thanks for the position the United States has taken in support of the democratization process that has taken place in Tunisia, in Egypt, and what is attempting to take place in Libya.” ~ Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

  25. “Even after the whole democratization process, it’s quite clear that the United States are not seen in a positive way in all the Muslim-majority countries – in Egypt, in Libya, even in Tunisia – even though we have now a kind of trying to be recognized as democrats by the Islamists who are running, you know, Tunisia and Egypt. But the popular sentiment is very, very negative.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  26. “The external support can never substitute internal support, the example that we have to look at very well is Egypt and Tunisia; they have all the support from the West and from the Gulf and from most of the countries of the world. When they don’t have support within their country, they couldn’t continue more than – how many weeks? – three weeks. So, the only reason we stand here for two years and a half is because we have internal support, public support.” ~ Bashar al-Assad
  27. “If you look at the list of the top wheat importers for 2010, almost half of them are Middle Eastern regimes: Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Tunisia. Egypt is the number one importer of wheat in the entire world. Tunisia leads the entire world in per capita wheat consumption. So it’s no wonder that the revolutions began with Tunisians waving baguettes in the streets and Egyptians wearing helmets made of bread.” ~ Annia Ciezadlo
  28. “I hope that with the success of the transition to democracy in Tunisia that we will export to Egypt a working democratic model.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi

  29. “Without the public support, we cannot withstand two years and a half. Look at the other countries, look what happened in Libya, in Tunisia, and in Egypt.” ~ Bashar al-Assad
  30. “I will not be standing for office. I’m nearing 70; there are younger people within our movement. I just wish to contribute intellectually to the historic process of taking Tunisia from the era of repression to one of democracy.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi
  31. “Some socialist movements in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain, for instance, were genuine. I was making films about the so-called Arab Spring, and I’m well aware of how complex the situation really was. But it goes without saying is that the West immediately infiltrated and ‘derailed’ the revolutions, turning them into what you have described.” ~ Andre Vltchek
  32. “Al Qaeda’s message that violence, terrorism, and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands.” ~ Elliott Abrams

  33. “The fact that this organization is called the Islamic State reveals something even deeper. In fact, it implies that every single Islamist party in Egypt, Iraq or Tunisia are not really representing Islam and Muslim people. Nowadays, political Islam is going through a crisis, however this crisis is necessary, for it will lead to a changing way of thinking. In order to make it out of this dead-end, reviewing political Islam becomes mandatory.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  34. “Israel no longer has allies in Egypt and in Tunisia, we are saying to the Zionist enemies that times have changed and that the time of the Arab Spring, the time of the revolution, of dignity and of pride has arrived.” ~ Ismail Haniyeh
  35. “I believe democracy will succeed in Tunisia, but I also believe that it will succeed in the other Arab Spring countries.” ~ Rashid al-Ghannushi
  36. “I’m the ranking Republican on the foreign aid appropriations subcommittee, so I know Tunisia well.” ~ Lindsey Graham

  37. “There’s one thing that’s been ‘learned’ maybe from Tunisia and Egypt that I think is a mistake. And that is that the existing ruler has to resign. He doesn’t have to resign. You take all the supports out from under him; he falls. No matter what he wants to do. This is the distinction in the analyses between nonviolent coercion in which he has to resign, but he’s forced into it, and disintegration when the regime simply falls apart. There’s nobody left with enough power to resign.” ~ Gene Sharp
  38. “Salafi is a very broad concept in Islam. What we have now is, like, for example, the Nour Party in Egypt or the Salafi in Tunisia are people who, in fact, we call very often Wahhabi, following the Saudi school of thought and law. And they are literalists in the way where it’s black and white, there’s a very narrow interpretation of the scriptural sources. For decades, we knew that they were there, but they were not involved in politics. What is completely new for all of us over the last years is that they are now within the political arena and playing the democratic game.” ~ Tariq Ramadan

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