Egemen Bag?s quotes

  • It is up to the historians, not politicians, to judge what happened in the past. Politicians look into the future.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Past #Judging #Politician

  • I really don't think that Turkey has become more conservative. It just so happens that the conservatives are a lot more visible today than they were previously.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Thinking #Today #Conservative

  • Turkey is united against terror. People from left and right, men, women, children, different ethnicities, different religious groups are all united, and they're all condemning terrorism. We have been fighting against PKK terrorism. We're fighting against Daesh, ISIS. We're fighting against FETO. We're fighting against the HKPC. So we know how hard dealing with terrorism is.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Religious #Children #Fighting

  • I think terrorists are trying to create instability in Turkey. They're trying to break Turkey apart from where she belongs, which is the Western world. They're trying to scare the people in Turkey, and they're trying to create instability in the country.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Country #Thinking #People

  • Turkey is trying to fight with ISIS in al-Bab, in Syria, in Iraq, and our allies who have been with ISIS are not providing as much support and intelligence on this front. We have a saying Turkish. If your neighbour's house is on fire and you don't help them put it out, that fire will eventually burn your own home.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Home #Fighting #House

  • The only way to deal with terrorism is through determination. Turkey is determined to fight against terrorism, with or without the support of our allies. I haven't seen any soldiers from Canada or the United States fighting alongside my soldiers, to be honest.
    -- Egemen Bag?s

    #Determination #Fighting #Support

  • Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.

  • I didn't think about anything past tomorrow because anything past tomorrow was just like cloud busting - it depended soley on the person looking at the clouds and it could rain any minute

  • Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.

  • God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.

  • Can anything good come of a backward way of thinking like judging someone based on skin color? No way.

  • Bottled, was he?" Said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman's sympathy for alcoholic excess. "Oh, well, can't judge a fellow by what he does when he's drunk? When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil - well - well, nevermind.

  • I'm a comedian, not a politician.

  • A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

  • Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.

  • I feel sorry for many politicians we expect them to be completely consistent and moralised when we're not.

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