Seyyed Hossein Nasr Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 26 Seyyed Hossein Nasr Quotes

#1. Beauty is at once a royal path to God and an impediment to reaching God if it is taken as a god in itself. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#2. In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were "fine" or "industrial" or "minor". It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#3. Show is not substance; realities govern wise men. - Author: William Penn
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#4. We live in age of compromise, but if we stand on the bedrock of God's truth, we will not bend with the winds of relativism and faithlessness. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#5. Hard work breeds self-respect. - Author: Pat Summitt
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#6. And what ails you that you fight not in the way of God, and for the weak and oppressed - men, women, and children - who cry out, Our Lord! Bring us forth from this town whose people are oppressors, and appoint for us from Thee a protector, and appoint for us from Thee a helper. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#7. We are not made to view things as independent from each other. When viewing two events A and B, it is hard not to assume that A causes B, B causes A, or both cause each other. Our bias is immediately to establish a causal link. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#8. In traditional societies, nature was seen as one's wife, but the modern West turned it into a prostitute. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#9. One wonders who knows more about the coyote, the zoologist who is able to study its external habit and dissect its cadaver or the Indian medicine man who identifies himself with the "spirit" of the coyote? - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#10. Justice is inseparable from truth in human life. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#11. The question, therefore, is not whether one should teach philosophy to Muslim students, but rather what kind or kinds of philosophy should be taught and how the subject should be approached. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#12. To be modern is to destroy nature. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#13. For anyone who understood the essence of modernism based on and originating in the secularizing and humanistic tendencies of the European Renaissance, it was easy to detect the confrontation that was already taking place between traditional and modern elements in the Islamic world. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#14. Once A. K. Coomaraswamy, the great twentieth-century Indian expert on traditional metaphysics and art, said that in modern society the artist is a special kind of person, while in traditional society every person is a special kind of artist. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#15. Only man can stop being fully man. He can ascend above all degres of universal existence and by the same token fall below the level of the basest of creatures. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#16. The compartmentalization of knowledge, which is one of the characteristics of the mental and intellectual scene of the modern world, is not only reflected in modern education but is also caused by it. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#17. The theory of evolution also had a very great effect in alienating science from religion and creating a world in which one could go about studying the wonders of creation without ever having a sense of wonder in the religious sense of that term. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#18. I'm not privy to the English set-up, but at the academies in Ireland, there is a huge focus on the weights room as opposed to whether they can throw a 10-metre pass on the run. They should be rugby players becoming athletes, not athletes becoming rugby players. - Author: Brian O'Driscoll
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#19. The quest for truth must be carried out by each person individually. It is like breathing, something which no one else can do for us. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#20. The environmental crisis has deep spiritual, philosophical, and religious roots and causes. It is not merely the result of bad engineering. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#21. The love of God is not only the highest form of love, but also in reality the only love of which all other loves are but shadows - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#22. The human soul, provided it is pure and strong enough, can contact the unseen in waking life as well as in dreams: all that is required is withdrawal of the soul from the tumult of sensory life. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#23. It is very easy to learn intolerance and unlearn tolerance, but difficult to unlearn intolerance, - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#24. Each decade absolutizes its own fashions of thought and action without the least pause and consideration of the fact that a decade later those very fashions and ideas will be buried in the dustbin of history as one turns to a new decade. - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#25. It says adult prison on the gates, not Hogwarts. Now, get in and say hi to your new housmate. - Author: Dean Cole
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#26. At all costs we should avoid considering our love of God to be superior to the love of the other for GodLet us love God and leave it for Him to decide on the intensity and sincerity of our loves, as well as of our differing views of Him - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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