Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain.

Posters showing Saad al-Hariri are displayed on the airport highway in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. (Jamal Saidi  / Reuters)

Posters showing Saad al-Hariri are displayed on the airport highway in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / Reuters)

Fishing on the edge of the city, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban)

Fishing on the edge of the city, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban)

Shoppers during a “Black Friday” market in Biel center, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

Shoppers during a “Black Friday” market in Biel center, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

A woman takes a selfie with PM Saad Hariri at the end of a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A woman takes a selfie with PM Saad Hariri at the end of a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Actress Rima Zeidan holds her awards and poses for media for Best New Performer at the 54th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)

Actress Rima Zeidan holds her awards and poses for media for Best New Performer at the 54th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)

Miss Lebanon Jana Sader competes during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. (Frazer Harrison / Getty)

Miss Lebanon Jana Sader competes during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. (Frazer Harrison / Getty)

Lebanese divers cleaning the seabed off the coastal city of Batroun, north of Beirut. (Ibrahim Chalhoub / AFP)

Lebanese divers cleaning the seabed off the coastal city of Batroun, north of Beirut. (Ibrahim Chalhoub / AFP)

Volunteers sort through aid, in the Beirut's Martyrs Square, as part of the "Dafa" campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees and Lebanese families in need. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Volunteers sort through aid, in the Beirut’s Martyrs Square, as part of the “Dafa” campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees and Lebanese families in need. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Jounaid Sariedine and Omar Abi Azar of the Theater 'Collective Zoukak', after receiving the Culture for Peace Prize during the Fondation Chirac Prize ceremony in Paris, France. (Francois Mori / EPA)

Jounaid Sariedine and Omar Abi Azar of the Theater ‘Collective Zoukak’, after receiving the Culture for Peace Prize during the Fondation Chirac Prize ceremony in Paris, France. (Francois Mori / EPA)

Lebanese protest in solidarity with Egyptians after the deadly attack on Rawda mosque in Egypt's Sinai, in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Lebanese protest in solidarity with Egyptians after the deadly attack on Rawda mosque in Egypt’s Sinai, in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

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