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)
“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.”
Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
Worstward Ho (1983)
I Want to Live in a City Where... (2006)
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.