Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad quotes

Posted: June 30, 2013 in Arabic, Wisdom

“First, we do not know what is the Truth. Secondly, we usually would not like to know the Truth unless we are absolutely compelled to: i.e. when we are no longer able to be ignorant of it, so we doubt & doubt & doubt until at the end we find doubt to be harder and worse than facing the truth and bearing with it. Thirdly, because knowing the truth would cost us a change in our habits: death itself is not that hard if it was not a change of what we are used to.”

“Will is like a sword rusted by neglect and sharpened by beating and use”

“I do not read for I have renounced life, I read because one life is just not enough for me.”


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