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)
“The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends, Ser Jorah told her. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. He gave a shrug. They never are.”
―George R. R. Martin
Daenerys (III)—Ser Jorah Mormont - A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-)
“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.”
―Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
In German: "Ich kann freilich nicht sagen, ob es besser werden wird wenn es anders wird; aber so viel kann ich sagen, es muß anders werden, wenn es gut werden soll." - Politische Bemerkungen
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”
"A Talk to Western Buddhists" p. 89
“That knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true Knowledge, all else is only a negation of Knowledge.”
Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna (1960)
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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.