Sunday, August 26, 2007

Something I will be digesting slowly today....

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.

-Confucius

10 comments:

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

ما اغتنى غني إلا وافتقر فقير.

ما جُمِّع مال إلا بشحٍّ أو حرام.

عجبتُ من رجل لا يملك قوت يومه ولا يخرج شاهراً سيفه.

-علي ابن أبي طالب

Wassim said...

Beautiful quote...how about:
لو كان الفقر رجل لقتلته
كمان علي بن أبي طالب

A friend from Lebanon has just given me نهج البلاغة

Once I finish from al Ghazali I will be reading it very closely and with much interest

:)

Yazan said...

Nahj el-Balagha is probably one of the most influential books I have read... it will change u in so many ways.

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

yes, wassim, i forget about that one. that's a great one to ponder as well.

by the way, ibn khali ismo wassim,
w ibn khali eltani (gheyr khal) ismo wisam.

Amre El-Abyad said...

One of thebest aachievemnts of Iman Ali Ibn Abi Talib- th symbol of Arab ideals and courage- was salying and butchering so many Persian Barbars.

An Irani Guy I knew, once told me that he hates Ali and Hussien so much because they put so many of his pathogenic people to the sword.

If only Ali was alive, Iam sure he would have struck the heads of the Iranian satans in Qum, in order to save the clean Arab blood in Iraq

abufares said...

Wassim
You must know that I'm a regular reader of your excellent blog. Please do excuse my shortcomings as I should be commenting more regularly.
A beautiful quotation indeed.
Wishing you the best of luck (if there's such a thing).

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

amre is a murderous psychopath.
he probably beats his sister.

Amre El-Abyad said...

Ibn bint jbail enjoys watching khomeini beating up on his wife and daughters infront of his eyes. Just like all of the Iranian lowlives who are living in this region while they pray to the ass of khameini

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

amre, please keep going with it..
you're almost there..

Wassim said...

Ahlan Abu Fares,
Wallah I should be apologising, I've been reading blogs but keeping a tad quiet. I'm glad you like my posts and I assure you I'm a big fan of yours ;) most excellent post on the Harley's by the way!