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Al-Ma'arri Quotes 1953172

Hanifs (Muslims) are stumbling, Christians all astray
Jews wildered, Magians far on error's way.
We mortals are composed of two great schools
Enlightened knaves or else religious fools. — Al-Ma'arri

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O fools, awake! The rites ye sacred hold
Are but a cheat contrived by men of old
Who lusted after wealth and gained their lust
And died in baseness-and their law is dust. — Al-Ma'arri

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They all err - Muslims, Christians, Jews and Magians. There are two kinds of humans - the intelligent, who have no religion, and the religious, who have no intellect. — Al-Ma'arri

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They recite their sacred books, although the fact informs me
that these are a fiction from first to last.
O Reason, thou (alone) speakest the truth.
Then perish the fools who forged the religious traditions or interpreted them! — Al-Ma'arri

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Give a drink of water as alms to the birds which go forth at morning, and deem that they have a better right than men [to thy charity]. For their race brings not harm upon thee in any wise, when thou fearest it from thine own race. — Al-Ma'arri

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A little doubt is better than total credulity — Al-Ma'arri

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The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. — Al-Ma'arri

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Make not, when you work a deed of shame, The scoundrel's plea, 'My forbears did the same. — Al-Ma'arri

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The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains. — Al-Ma'arri