Highlights from the Speech of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said During His Visit to Sultan Qaboos University on May 2nd, 2000
- We are proud of this university; and more than that, we are proud of you in Oman and elsewhere.
- Knowledge is renewable, and we have to add something new to world knowledge.
- We want this to be a world-class university.
- The suppression of ideas and thought is a major sin, and we will never allow anyone to stifle freedom of thought.
- Our religion stands for knowledge and thought. It has never been, at any time, against inquiry or knowledge seeking.
- There is no doubt that the economy is the basis of everything. The greater the national income of a country, the stronger its economy will be. That is why the national income is always more important than government revenues. The national income represents the country’s main source of income.
- One should start with the basics and then move on steadily from there. Then, as the wheel of development continues to turn, more progress will be achieved.