"This resistance in Lebanon will survive, and you will not be able to defeat it through your psychological, media, political and intelligence wars."
- HASSAN NASRALLAHthe leader of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, in a rare public appearance on Tuesday in Beirut.
"A collapse of the Syrian regime is a doomsday scenario for the entire Middle East."
- HILAL KHASHANa professor of political science at the American University of Beirut, saying that if President Bashar Assad's government collapses, "you will have civil war, and it will spread throughout the region"
"He's not controlling Lebanon. Everyone has a mind and can think for himself. We are here to stand with him during the hardest times."
- FATIMA MAZEH,an 18-year-old Lebanese student, on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who visited Beirut on Wednesday
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