"Baghdad, in the heart of islam, is the city of well-being; in it are talents of which men spoke, and elegance and courtesy. Its winds are balmy and its science penetrating. In it are to be found the best of everything and all that is beautiful. From it comes everything worthy of consideration, and every elegance is drawn towards it. All hearts belong to it, and all wars are against it" Muqadassi
It is not wise to find symbols in everything that one sees. It makes life too full of terrors.
—Oscar Wilde (via likeafieldmouse)
لا تثقي في رجل وعدك بالشّمس والقمر ..
فالرّجلُ الذي يُبالغُ في الوعود .. يبالغُ في كُلّ شيء .. حتّى الخذلان
Don’t trust a man who promised you the moon and the sun. Because the man who exaggerates his promises, exaggerates in everything, even in cheating.
Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson