„Don’t you know that you are the light of our eyes?“

— Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi, El-Sisi addressing the Egyptians in a common Arabic expression of love to show how much the Egyptian Armed Forces love the Egyptians. As reported in Al Arabiya, 20 Dec 2013 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2013/12/20/Egypt-Leaks-help-not-hurt-el-Sissi-s-image.html

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„You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?“

— Henry Wotton English ambassador 1568 - 1639
On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia, stanza 1 (1624). In some versions "moon" replaces "sun". This was printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's "Sixth Set of Books", for example.

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„There is a limit to how much the country can take; you don’t want us to collapse. You don’t want our economic plans, our economic reform to be disrupted . . . You don’t want Jordan to be destabilised.“

— Abdullah Ensour prime minister of Jordan 1939
Abdullah Ensour, the Prime Minister of Jordan on Syrian refugees entering Jordan, quoted on Ft, "Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/37d35b58-c8c3-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44.html#axzz41ZFvNw7K, February 1, 2016.

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