Prophet Quotes

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The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.
“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”
Anonymous, القرآن الكريم

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Kahlil Gibran
“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“Forget yourself and go to work.”
Bryant S. HInkley

“God takes away the minds of poets, and uses them as his ministers, as he also uses diviners and holy prophets, in order that we who hear them may know them to be speaking not of themselves who utter these priceless words in a state of unconsciousness, but that God himself is the speaker, and that through them he is conversing with us. ”

Kahlil Gibran
“life unfolds itself in mysteries ways.”
Khalil Gibran

Criss Jami
“A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren't quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

C.G. Jung
“We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Mohammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future.”
Carl Gustav Jung, The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings

Jean Vanier
“The poor are always prophetic. As true prophets always point out, they reveal God's design. That is why we should take time to listen to them. And that means staying near them, because they speak quietly and infrequently; they are afraid to speak out, they lack confidence in themselves because they have been broken and oppressed. But if we listen to them, they will bring us back to the essential.”
Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

Wolfgang Pauli
“Es gibt keinen Gott und Dirac ist sein Prophet. (There is no God and Dirac is his Prophet.)

{A remark made during the Fifth Solvay International Conference (October 1927), after a discussion of the religious views of various physicists, at which all the participants laughed, including Dirac, as quoted in Teil und das Ganze (1969), by Werner Heisenberg, p. 119; it is an ironic play on the Muslim statement of faith, the Shahada, often translated: 'There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet.'}”
Wolfgang Pauli

Kahlil Gibran
“Yea, I shall return with the tide.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The fearful danger of the present time is that above the cry for authority, we forget that man stands alone before the ultimate authority, and that anyone who lays violent hands on man here, is infringing eternal laws, and taking upon himself superhuman authority, which will eventually crush him.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Frithjof Schuon
“If Mohammed had been a false prophet. there is no reason why Christ should not have spoken of him as he spoke of Antichrist but if Mohammed is a true Prophet the passages referring to the Paraclete must inevitably concern him - not exclusively but eminently - for it is inconceivable that Christ, when speaking of the future, should have passed over in silence a manifestation of such magnitude. The same reasoning excludes a priori the possibility that Christ. when making his predictions, intended to include Mohammed under the general denomination of'' false prophets", for in the history of our era Mohammed is in no sense a typical example among others of the same kind, but on the contrary, a unique and incomparable apparition(1). If he had been one of the false prophets announced by Christ he would have been followed by others and there would exist in our day a multitude of false religions subsequent to Christ and comparable in importance and extension to Islam. The spirituality to be found within Islam from its origins up to our days is an incontestable fact. and "by their fruits ye shall know them." Moreover, it will be recalled that the Prophet in his doctrine has testified to the second coming of Christ without attributing to himself any glory. unless it be that of being the last Prophet of the cycle and history proves that he spoke the truth, no comparable manifestation having followed after him.”
Frithjof Schuon, Transcendent Unity of Religions

Mary Doria Russell
“Maybe that's the way to tell the dangerous men from the good ones. A dreamer of the day is dangerous when he believes that others are less: less than their own best selves and certainly less than he is. They exist to follow and flatter him, and to serve his purposes.
A true prophet, I suppose, is like a good parent. A true prophet sees others, not himself. He helps them define their own half-formed dreams, and puts himself at their service. He is not diminished as they become more. He offers courage in one hand and generosity in the other.”
Mary Doria Russell, Dreamers of the Day

Robert Fagles
“You are the king no doubt, but in one respect,
at least, I am your equal: the right to reply.
I claim that privilege too.
I am not your slave. I serve Apollo.
I don't need Creon to speak for me in public.

you mock my blindness? Let me tell you this.
You with your precious eyes,
you're blind to the corruption in your life,
to the house you live in, those you live with-
who are your parents? Do you know? All unknowing
you are the scourge of your own flesh and blood,
the dead below the earth and the living here above,
and the double lash of your mother and your father's curse
will whip you from this land one day, their footfall
treading you down in terror, darkness shrouding
your eyes that now can see the light!

Soon, soon,
you'll scream aloud - what haven won't reverberate?
What rock of Cithaeron won't scream back in echo?
That day you learn the truth about your marriage,
the wedding-march that sang you into your halls,
the lusty voyage home to the fatal harbor!
And a crowd of other horrors you'd never dream
will level you with yourself and all your children.

There. Now smear us with insults - Creon, myself
and every word I've said. No man will ever
be rooted from the earth as brutally as you.”
Robert Fagles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone

Orson Scott Card
“Personal humiliation was painful. Humiliation of one's family was much worse. Humiliation of one's social status was agony to bear. But humiliation of one's nation was the most excruciating of human miseries.”
Orson Scott Card, Red Prophet

Wolfgang Pauli
“Our friend Dirac has a creed; and the main tenet of that creed is: There is no God, and Dirac is his prophet.”
Wolfgang Pauli

راغب السرجاني
“ويأتي يوم أحد لتتفاقم الماساة ويشتد الخطب، وتعظم المصيبة، ويقتل القرشيون سبعين من خيرة الصحابة، ويمثل القرشيون بأجساد الشهداء -وفي مقدمتهم حمزة رضي الله عنه- في مخالفة واضحة لأعراف وقيم الجزيرة العربية، ويتقطع الرسول -صلوات الله وسلامه عليه- ألماً وهو يرى أجساد أصحابه ممزقة على أرض أحد، ويتربصون به -صلى الله عليه وسلم - شخصياً، ويجرحونه في كل موضع من جسده حتى لا يقوى على القيام في صلاة الظهر فيصلى جالساً، وتتفجر الدماء من وجهه -صلوات الله وسلامه عليه-، وتُبذل المحاولات المضنية لوقف النزيف، ويُحَاصَرُ الرسول -صلوات الله وسلامه عليه- وبعض أصحابه في الجبل..

إنها لحظة من أشد لحظات حياته -صل الله عليه وسلم - شدة وقسوة..!!

في هذا الجو من الألم والحزن والضيق، يمسح -صلوات الله وسلامه عليه- الدم عن وجهه ويقول :" رب اغفر لقومي فإنهم لا يعلمون"

إنه يعاملهم معاملة الأب الحنون الذي يرى اينه عاقاً ومنحرفاً ومؤذياً له وللمجتمع، فيرفع يده للسماء ليدعو له، لا ليدعو عليه.”
راغب السرجاني, فن التعامل النبوي مع غير المسلمين

“...I am not, however, militant in my atheism. The great English theoretical physicist Paul Dirac is a militant atheist. I suppose he is interested in arguing about the existence of God. I am not. It was once quipped that there is no God and Dirac is his prophet.”
Linus Pauling

Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
“A great thinker does not necessarily have to discover a master idea but has to rediscover and to affirm a true but forgotten, ignored or misunderstood master idea and interpret it in all the diverse aspects of thought not previously done, in a powerful and consistent way, despite surrounding ignorance and opposition. This criterion we think would include all prophets and their true followers among the Muslim scholars. He is both a great and original thinker who brings new meanings and interpretations to old ideas, thereby providing both continuity and originality to the important intellectual and cultural problems of his time and through it, of mankind. Thus the brilliant interpretations of scholars and sages like al-Ghazali and Mulla Sadra then, and Iqbal and al-Attas now, deserve to be recognized and acknowledged as manifesting certain qualities of greatness and originality.”
Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, Filsafat dan Praktik Pendidikan Islam Syed M. Naquib Al-Attas

Criss Jami
“When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“For wordsmiths and masters of words, without necessarily being harsh with words, the words have a tendency to shoot straight to the hearts of people, and this either deeply touches them or deeply angers them. Like the apostles in all their loving controversies are those who are masters of words while combining this gift with truth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Kahlil Gibran
“I tell you as well as myself: what we see with our own eyes is nothing other than a cloud concealing what we should perceive with our inner sight, while what we listen to with our ears is merely a ringing sound disturbing what we should understand with our hearts. When we see a man being taken to prion by a police officer let us not hasten to assume he is a wrong-doer. When we see a corpse, and a man standing beside it with bloodstained hands, let us not conclude that this is a victim and his assassin. When we hear one man singing and another lamenting, let us ascertain which one of the two is truly happy.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Joel Hayward
“It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make it in punishing.”
Joel Hayward, The Leadership of Muhammad: A Historical Reconstruction

Sherry K. White
“The prophetic gift represents the Father's will and lays out the pattern.”
Sherry K. White, Walking in the Father's Riches: The Prosperity of Sonship

Sherry K. White
“Until something is prophesied, it cannot be built.”
Sherry K. White, Walking in the Father's Riches: The Prosperity of Sonship

“People with imagination”
Arthur Levine, Johnny Oops

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A prophet's duty is to proclaim the words of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Abhijit Naskar
“Be the messenger who is up and doing the work, not the vegetable that sleeps clinging to the messages of the past.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The prophet is a doctor of the soul is as good as the physican who is a doctor of the body.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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