So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people – greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.
From Lawrence of Arabia movie 1962. T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) speaking to Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) at the beginning of the movie when Sherif Ali did not want to share his water well with another neighbouring family. So not sure if T.E. Lawrence actually said this or it’s part of the movie script only. In either case, it seems to be true and the hope is that one day it becomes untrue.