Remembering Sheikh Zayed
on his 100th birthday

We take a look at some of the greatest quotes of UAE's founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

"Arab oil can never be dearer than Arab blood."

"The ruler should not have any barrier which separates him from his people."

"Every individual has to perform his duty. Man is mortal, but his work is not. Therefore, work is greater than wealth."

"Islam affords women their rightful status and encourages them to work in all sectors, as long as they are afforded appropriate respect."

"The real asset of any advanced nation is its people, especially the educated ones, and the prosperity and success of the people are measured by the standard of their education."

"The youth of this country are our present and our future. We depend on them in carrying forward the trust and expect them to pursue progress."

"I believe one who does not know his past will not understand the present, nor will he be able to prepare for the future."

"The youth of this country are our present and our future. We depend on them in carrying forward the trust and expect them to pursue progress."

"History is a continuous chain of events. The present is only an extension of the past."

"The Press has the duty as well as the right to criticise. We welcome constructive criticism."