Quotes About Persian

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“Woman is the light of God.”

Omar Khayyam
“Wake! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heav'n,
and strikes
The Sultan's Turret with a Shaft of Light”
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Idries Shah
“There is a Persian proverb: 'To test that which has been tested is ignorance.' To try to test something without the means of testing is even worse.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

“...it was if another planet were calling. The call, embodied, issued in liquid syllables from the mouth of the Arab sailor who, on the prow of the Vestra each sun-up, looked toward the East and sang the Persian song:
Hearken unto dawn, oh, my soul...
Let good come unto the world.

Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan

Virchand Gandhi
“What benefit have the Hindus derived from their contact with Christian nations? The idea generally prevalent in this country about the morality and truthfulness of the Hindus evidently has been very low. Such seeds of enmity and hatred have been sown by the missionaries that it would be an almost Herculean task to establish better relations between India and America...

If we examine Greek, Chinese, Persian, or Arabian writings on the Hindus, before foreigners invaded India, we find an impartial description of their national character. Megasthenes, the famous Greek ambassador, praises them for their love of truth and justice, for the absence of slavery, and for the chastity of their women. Arrian, in the second century, Hiouen-thsang, the famous Buddhist pilgrim in the seventh century, Marco Polo in the thirteenth century, have written in highest terms of praise of Hindu morality. The literature and philosophy of Ancient India have excited the admiration of all scholars, except Christian missionaries.”
Virchand Gandhi, The Monist

Joseph McCabe
“The sentiments attributed to Christ are in the Old Testament. They were familiar in the Jewish schools and to all the Pharisees, long before the time of Christ, as they were familiar in all the civilizations of the earth — Egyptian, Babylonian, and Persian, Greek, and Hindu.”
Joseph McCabe, The Sources of the Morality of the Gospels

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Political writers argue in regard to the love of liberty with the same philosophy that philosophers do in regard to the state of nature; by the things they see they judge of things very different which they have never seen, and they attribute to men a natural inclination to slavery, on account of the patience with which the slaves within their notice carry the yoke; not reflecting that it is with liberty as with innocence and virtue, the value of which is not known but by those who possess them, though the relish for them is lost with the things themselves. I know the charms of your country, said Brasidas to a satrap who was comparing the life of the Spartans with that of the Persepolites; but you can not know the pleasures of mine.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

“Միթե այնքան միամի՞տ ես կարծում պարսիկներին։ Եթե սատանային պետք լիներ մի նոր բան սովորել, անշուշտ նրանց կդիմեր:”

سینا دادخواه
“پسر ها حالا باید سرماهای سخت بخورند تا با سی و هفت درجه حرارت، عاشق دخترها بشوند. برای همین است که به سارا زنگ نمیزنم و نمیپرسم: کجایی سارایی؟”
سینا دادخواه

Azar Nafisi
“There are different forms of seduction, and the kind I have witnessed in Persian dancers is so unique, such a mixture of subtlety and brazenness, I cannot find a Western equivalent to compare it to. I have seen women of vastly different backgrounds take on that same expression: a hazy, lazy, flirtatious look in their eyes. . . . This sort of seduction is elusive; it is sinewy and tactile. It twists, twirls, winds and unwinds. Hands curl and uncurl while the waist seems to coil and recoil. . . . It is openly seductive but not surrendering.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

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