"Tunisia proves that democracy is possible in the Arab world," William Lawrence, director of Middle East and North Africa for the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.
"Having an injection of positivity — a congratulations from the international community — is a really good thing." Monica Marks, a research fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations
"This brave coalition of workers, industry, lawyers and human rights advocates is an inspiring reminder that lasting peace and security can only be achieved when citizens are empowered to forge their own future." President Obama