"Bourguiba is terribly awkward, but he said what most of us believe. The Egyptians take millions from the Communists and have the nerve to call us lackeys for accepting a penny from America." Nasser's Cairo radio on Bourguiba- "the same destiny as Nuri as-Said," (the iraqi premier who was assasinated)
"How many times, have I had to seat women whom I received at audiences next to me, rather than facing me, in order to avoid general embarrassment? Nothing should compel us to suffer such trials. It puts the nerves of men and the modesty of women to a severe test." Bourguiba on people who patronized the Zéro de Conduite (Zero for Conduct), nightclub- "practice a shameful exhibitionism in morbid and degrading dances."habib bourguiba
Bourguiba on Ramadan's effect on Tunisia"stagnation, weakness and decadence" "beautiful custom" "pretext that paralyzes our activity. Bourguiba quoting the Prophet Muhammed - "Break the fast, and you will be stronger to confront the enemy." "humiliating backward condition of our country."habib bourguiba
Interim Premier of Tunisia Tahar ben Amar-"I did not want to be Premier in the first place. I only accepted because Bourguiba pleaded with me to accept."habib bourguiba
"We have the proof that our disagreement with the U.A.R. is more than a simple misunderstanding." "Yes, I am Western, and I will remain so." Bourguiba on Gamal Abdel Nasser- "not aware of the danger of Communism. Once the Iron Curtain drops, there is no escape."habib bourguiba
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