Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem


Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.


Can someone please tell me who Karim Seddiki is and why he is stealing my quotes? He has his name attached to my words all over the internet. This entity is untraceable, so it is clear to me that it is a bogus name used by companies to exploit my words for profit. I have learned that quote sites that sell printed merchandise do this to avoid infringement penalties. As of yet, there is no published source for Karim Seddiki found anywhere in the world.

All of my writings are registered under U.S copyright law and protected worldwide. Nothing insults a writer more than being exploited, renamed, or uncredited. This is not the first time this has happened to me. I have let it slide before in the past, but now I am going to make sure this will never happen AGAIN — once and for all.

If an honorable company or web site sharing quotes did a Google search before things went viral, those words would have lead to a 2008 entry in my blog. The quote can also be found in my book, “Rise Up and Salute the Sun“, which was published in 2010.

So far, my team has found no record or source for a Karim Seddiki, and they have contacted every Karim Seddiki in Egypt, France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Pakistan to wheel him in for a copyright infringement lawsuit.

My lawyer has already had many sites and vendors pulled from the internet. All other entities also in violation of infringement are being asked to make the correction or remove the quote in its entirety. This is my informal CEASE AND DESIST request. Please correct the attribution or take it down. Just because I choose not to profit from my words, does not grant anyone the license to utilize my intellectual property for financial gain by devious force. I have never denied or prosecuted anyone who uses my content so long as they credit my name. Any image or web site with the wrong attribution will be reported for infringement and immediate removal. Changes will not happen overnight, but they will happen gradually. Pages and images are coming down as I write this. 

First posted here in 2008:
Have faith in your skills, negative thoughts kill. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Translations & Other Variations:

Le doute détruit plus de rêves que l’échec n’en détruira jamais – Suzy Kassem

Le doute détruit plus de rêves que l’échec ne le fera jamais – Suzy Kassem

Le doute détruit beaucoup plus de rêves que l’échec. – Suzy Kassem

Tvivlet dödar fler drömmar än vad misslyckandet någonsin gör. – Suzy Kassem

Il dubbio uccide più sogni di quanto possa mai fare un fallimento. – Suzy Kassem

Wątpliwości zabiły więcej marzeń niż porażka kiedykolwiek.  – Suzy Kassem

Un corazón sin sueños es como un pájaro sin plumas. – Suzy Kassem

La duda destruye más sueños que el fracaso. – Suzy Kassem

ความกลัวของเรา…ทำลายความฝันเสียมากกว่าที่ความล้มเหลวเคยทำได้เสียอีก –  Suzy Kassem

A dúvida mata mais sonhos do que o fracasso nunca será. – Suzy Kassem

La duda mata más sueños que el fracaso. – Suzy Kassem

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

Insecurity kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

Doubt kills more dreams than failure. – Suzy Kassem

لشك يقتل الكثير من الأحلام أكثر مما يفعل الفشل.  – Suzy Kassem

Self-doubt kills more dreams than others do. – Suzy Kassem

Have faith in your skills, negative thoughts kill. Self-doubt can destroy our dreams before others do. – Suzy Kassem

Changing a word in a sentence, while still retaining the same meaning, is still copyright infringement. Fear is doubt as insecurity is fear.  Kills is the same as destroys. Also, adding or subtracting a word in a sentence while maintaining the same meaning  is still infringement. Please research this and consult a lawyer.

Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone. – Suzy Kassem

Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone. – Suzy Kassem

Cuanto mayor sea el espíritu, más se está solo. – Suzy Kassem


The confusion was started by Shanice Cameron, the designer behind the image that went viral:

Karim Seddiki

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If you ever need to question the true authorship behind any written thoughts, simply go study and the rest of that person’s work. I have been writing and preaching to the streets and my generation for over twenty years.




Supplemental Reading:

The Way of Truth

Way of Truth Suzy Kassem poetry


When you crave the answer to any divine question,
And are prepared to abandon yourself
To Truth and Time to know it,
You must first train yourself to distinguish
All that is untrue to get to Truth,
And to do so,
Learn to interpret every word and line
With the heart and mind of
A poet.

The language of Light
Can only be decoded by the heart,
And it has a very luminous
Mind and eye of its own.
However, if there is no truth in you,
You will not be able to see or recognize Truth,
So to you, nothing true will ever be

So learn to use your heart to recognize Truth
By dissecting it with the brightest light
As it was intended to be shone.
This is the only way,
The right way of Truth,
And the only way it
Will ever be

Suzy Kassem

The Way of Truth by Suzy Kassem, Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Suzy Kassem Blog Censorship


In 2011, I posted an article on Atlantis that keeps getting tampered with. In fact, the copy on my blogspot was completely removed last year. The truth is, that article revealed where Atlantis was BEFORE the discovery of the sunken city near Alexandria in 2013. It has become more than obvious to me now, that the fact that someone keeps turning my text WHITE to cover my posting date, either means that I am revealing too much information that some party does not want revealed — or  that my words reveal strong insights that are not normal for a human like me. Yet they have always been later proven to be TRUE.

In addition, in December of 2009, I posted an article from Alexandria called THE WRATH OF 7 YEARS. This article has also been removed several times and even completely blackened out on my blogspot blog. I discovered that since my wordpress has a white background, my text is converted to white to hide my words. And since my blogspot has a black background, they convert my words to black to hide my “sensitive” articles. Also, many meaningful posts disappear completely.

There is severe censorship on the web that many are not aware of. There are many sensitive topics that shouldn’t be considered “confidential” in the first place, yet they are being intentionally concealed from the public.

This suppression of Truth is dangerous. Very good people are being bullied and oppressed behind-the-scenes, and this is why there is no more truth and substance found in our media, TV sets, or on any commercial platform. Superficiality is glorified and flaunted, while those with truth and substance in them are being  silenced, discredited, erased, and shoved under a rug . They are forcefully hidden from the ears and eyes of the oblivious masses because what they share with the public scares those who silence them.

Suzy Kassem


A Mirror of a Million Divine Mansions

The most important words mentioned in all your holy books and scriptures are one and the same:

“You will know the good from the bad by their actions.”

A good man will never harm or oppress another. A good man will share his last morsel of food with others in need, and die of hunger when he no longer has any food — instead of cheat or steal from others to survive. This is the mark of an honest, selfless man. There is a leader much greater than all your leaders combined, and that is the Creator, who is also even greater than all your parents combined.The Creator is the true parent of us all, and the parent of all our parents, including all the animals and planets on this planet and others planets far and beyond. This beautiful entity does not have a drop of hatred in His/Her spiritual composition. And this magnificent entity gets very sad and disappointed to see His/Her children fight and divide because He/She is the greatest parent of us all — and NO PARENT likes to see their children fighting and killing each other. The Creator WOULD NOT approve of you puncturing, harming, cheating, or misleading any of his children. Yet, he would approve of you loving and standing up for all your brothers and sisters. If you harm one of his creations by the hair, He/She will harm one of yours by the hair. Fair is fair. And the Creator is FAIR and square. LOVE is the ultimate religion. Amplify LOVE and your heart will GROW. Amplify HATE and your heart will shrink. And in the end, as I keep reminding all of you, it is only the weight of your heart that truly matters in the end. LOVE is truly the only answer to all this madness. This last line is also written in ALL your religious books and scriptures, but most importantly, it is elegantly scribed inside your own hearts.

If all men are made in God’s reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was truly created EQUAL, and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another, or that one one nation is less deserving than another?

— Suzy Kassem


Woman for President of Egypt


By Suzy Kassem

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would turn Egypt into the most powerful nation in the world,
And every citizen of Egypt, would become a world-class citizen of the world.
I would make it easier for any Egyptian citizen to be able to travel and explore beyond the nation’s boundaries,
And there would be no limits —
For anyone wanting to expand their knowledge
And pursue their dreams.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would return Egypt into the mecca for the cultural arts.
All theaters across Egypt will be restored and re-opened.
A regime that does not like to be criticized is a regime that knows it is cheating the people.
 A nation where Truth and Justice prevail should never be afraid of any kind of scrutiny.
All avenues for creativity will again flourish.
All master craftsmen will return to their work.
No sculptures or products made in China will be allowed for sale in tourist areas in Egypt again.
Egyptian sculptors will return to traditional sculpting.
High quality standards in all fields of art will be restored.
Any sort of recognition in the entertainment industry or any avenue of the arts will be based on true merit. This is a must.
Egyptians will return on the world stage as being the mightiest producers of the greatest art ever – no matter the form.
Grant programs to encourage the arts will be introduced on a grander scale.
Higher standards will be expected in cinema, music, and all fields of art.
 Art  has always been half of Egypt’s beauty.
We must water it, cultivate it, and treat it like a flower.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would remove the word “wusta” from the Egyptian vocabulary.
Nobody stands between a man and God, so why should a man stand in the way of a man of merit
and an honorable opportunity — if he has the right qualifications and is the BEST man for the position?
 A man’s true worth should only exist in his actions and the coloring of his heart.
However, if a man presents himself for an opportunity, he should only be judged based on his true merit and character – and nothing more.
It should not matter who a man’s father is, where he comes from, and what he does for a living.
Every human is equal in God’s eyes and shall be treated as such in Egyptian society –
and before the law.
 Inequality is the platform for injustice.
 Unfairness always leads to problems.
 If we keep this imbalance, there will always be turbulence.
The term “wusta” should never replace “true merit”.
There is no truth in this practice. It is dishonest and unjust.
It is not fair that brilliant minds sit at home wasting away,
While many men who are not properly trained for their positions —
sit in high positions of power simply because of who they know.
This is why Egypt is drowning in corruption and aimlessness.
Egypt needs the smartest talent and minds to move it forward,
NOT the most connected people.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would make The New Egypt a mirror of the First Egypt installed by our ancestors.
The New Egypt will stand on two legs and these legs only: Truth and Justice.
The Laws of Truth and Justice will return to Egypt and her eyes will be everywhere.
 There will be no more corruption in the courts, in administrative affairs, in rulership,
or within the police force.
The eyes of Truth and Justice will be everywhere.
All criminals who lie, cheat, steal, or kill will be tried before the courts and penalized with an equal hand according to the law regardless of who they are
 or who they know.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
There would be high standards set in construction, food quality, education, and medicine.
If students can only pass classes with the assistance of tutors, then we need smaller classes and better teachers. The new Egyptian will be required to know at least two languages and be proficient in technology before the age of 18 to qualify for a free college education. If one should master THREE languages, the Ministry of Education will send that student overseas to study for a M.A or PhD, on the condition that they commit at least seven years working for the Egyptian government when they return. We need first-class world citizens to be part of our country’s administration and we will take care of those we cultivate.  I want every Egyptian to speak different languages and to travel. The government will provide grants to everyone who graduates with a higher degree in or outside of Egypt to travel to at least one part of the world as part of an exploratory, business, media, OR diplomacy program.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would make sure all ancient artifacts belonging to Egypt are returned to Egypt. All foreign archaeologists will be forced to return to their native countries at once. There will be no more plundering of the dead in Egypt and strict penalties will be enforced on those disturbing or disrespecting the dead in any form. Egypt will never rest in peace until she is back in one piece.
 There would be no more destruction, abuse, exploitation, or stealing of Egyptian antiquities.
All museums would be ordered to return everything at once —
Or they will be sued and boycotted by the Egyptian government and the youth of Egypt for stealing the belongings of their ancestors, exploiting their dead, and misinterpreting their history.
If anybody wants to see parts of Egypt,
THEY must come to Egypt to see her.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would CUT all relations with countries trying to push for nuclear power plants to be built along the Sinai.  Nuclear Energy is unnecessary for Egypt when we have the means to tap into solar energy as we did before.  Egypt is a mighty nation filled with the world’s best engineers. The smart engineer knows this deal would jeopardize the safety of Egypt and benefit only its enemies.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
The best journalists, educators, scientists, doctors, artists, writers, and engineers would be rewarded each year by the President in front of the media and all Arab nations. Excellence in all fields will be encouraged and commended. We need bold, honest reporters to keep truth and justice prevalent across the land.  It is time to honor them instead of silence them.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
Terrorism of any sort would not be tolerated.
Penalties would be doubled for those that claim they stand for God
Yet their actions and words do not reflect such.
Tarnishing the image of Egypt,
Or an entire religion
By claiming to act for them,
Yet your actions prove you are against them,
Will weigh dangerously in the courts.
There would be no hypocrisy in Egypt. Only Truth.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt. 

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
 I would make sure the Egyptian parliament is divided equally amongst Muslims and Coptic Christians. Both religions are dominant forces in Egypt. Both wings are needed to make Egypt fly strong. Religion will never be used to divide and cripple the citizens of Egypt. We will be a peaceful nation inside and outside our borders.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would remove all dams along the Nile.
This will also go for Ethiopia.
No dams that conflict with the natural divine flow of nature will be constructed.
In the past, both Egypt and Ethiopia experienced the greatest heights of their civilization when the Nile was allowed to flow naturally – controlled only by the forces of nature.
A fraction of the instability experienced in both countries today is due to the plugging of the Nile.
You cannot stick a tampon in a woman and leave it there and not expect negative side effects.
Man was not created to play God or to take command of his orchestra.
Let Mother Nature flow as she was intended.
The prosperity of Egypt has always depended on the Nile.
Our ancestors were able to adapt to floods, and so must we.
Agriculture will return to being Egypt’s chief export.
 We will export more food than we import. No child in Egypt should ever sleep hungry.
 As the first woman president in Egypt since the Pharaohs, tending to the Nile and the overall fertility and prosperity of Egypt would be my top priority.
I understand the importance of water and the cycles of womanhood.
This is Egypt,
and Egypt has always been

— Suzy Kassem
American-born and educated. Internationally-raised and traveled. An Egyptian National and Daughter of Egypt. I am Suzy Kassem. God is my only leader. Truth is my only sword. Guided only by my conscience, I am a true citizen of the world.

The throne of Egypt has always passed from the blood of woman, the blood of which initially belonged Isis.  This is why we call Egypt a woman and mother.  In addition, the ruling law of Egypt also once rested on the wings of Truth and Justice, which belonged to those of Maat. It has always been a woman holding up the foundation, the two legs and wings of Egypt. Without women, there would be no womb and no life. Without the flooding of the Nile, Egypt would have never thrived into the wisest, most powerful and richest civilization in the world. It is time to return Egypt to the powerful nation it once was. The country now needs a sharp eagle to lead the Mother of the World out of its state of despair, and reverse it back into a hopeful star of the future. Let that eagle be an intelligent and wise, objective and sensible — full-blooded Egyptian woman. A woman who will serve you, not oppress you and your children. A woman who loves the arts and understands the vitality of creativity in fostering a happy and healthy environment. A woman who can communicate across cultures, diplomatically and to the streets, and is a shrewd negotiator, peacemaker, protector and lion who leads only with her heart.

Please consider this poem as a list of ideas for a better Egypt.

I thank you all in advance.

Your Servant,

If a Woman Could Once Again Rule Egypt, Copyright 2013, Suzy Kassem. All rights reserved.For more writings, go to SUZYKASSEM.COM or get the book, Rise Up and Salute the Sun

Reflections from a Mirror

Beautiful is he who recognizes what is truly beautiful even if the surface is ugly. Truthful is he who says what is true even if the truth is ugly. Ugly is he who measures beauty by its exterior without first weighing the interior. And ugly is the man who judges harshly what he sees looking out without first judging what he sees in the mirror. — Suzy Kassem