Al-Farabi Quotes (1 quote)
“A just city should favor justice and the just, hate tyranny and injustice, and give them both their just deserts.”
H. Gibb et al., eds., Mazalim, The Dictionary of Islam vol. IV (Leiden: Brill, 1991)
“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
―James Anthony Froude
Oceana, or, England and Her Colonies (1886) [C. Scribner's Sons, 1972, ISBN 083699096X, 9780836990966, 396 pages], p. 67
“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.”
On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)
“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Philosophical Investigations (1953 edition)
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
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Bio: Al-Farabi known in the West as Alpharabius, was a renowned scientist and philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age. He was also a cosmologist, logician, and musician.