Algerian Quotes






I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.
Lakhdar Brahimi

Sugar is more present in America or England than it is in France. I think there is an addiction to sweetness.
Pierre Dukan

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.
Ahmed Ben Bella

When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.
Ahmed Ben Bella

When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.
Ahmed Ben Bella

Of course the UN brings in a lot of moral authority.
Lakhdar Brahimi

Algerians such as myself who do not accept this estrangement from the Arabic language, nevertheless notice it in the deep disquiet which they experience when they try to give expression to their ideas in French, while at the same time they 'feel' in Arabic. A state of perpetual divorce is thus established in us, between the head and the heart, and between the intellect and the emotions.
Ahmed Ben Bella


Ahmed Ben Bella
Algerian Politician
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Those who are leftists, once in power, are not different from other parties.
Ahmed Ben Bella

My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
Ahmed Ben Bella

I have reaffirmed my political will to work towards national unity.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria. I only recently saw the place where they were born, near the city of Marrakech.
Ahmed Ben Bella

Several million people inside and outside Afghanistan are destitute and desperately in need of help.
Lakhdar Brahimi

A dialogue among civilizations can be seen as a dialogue between the individual and the universal.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money.
Lakhdar Brahimi

These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt.
Ahmed Ben Bella

I am rich because I sell a lot of books, but it's not my drive.
Pierre Dukan

Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
Ahmed Ben Bella



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