Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.
|Can you persuade people to take your side when you are not sure in the end whether you'll be there to take theirs?||Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|
|Muddle Through! ... so we do–wading through blood and tears that need never have been shed.||Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|
|The stronger the hold we are able to keep here the better the inhabitants will be pleased... They can't conceive an independent Arab government. Nor, I confess, can I. There is no one here who could run it||Management & Managing Government|
|You may rely upon one thing — I'll never engage in creating kings again; it's too great a strain.||Leaders & Leadership|