In English Arts and Beauty
Art is an oasis where man rests from the tiredness of life. (Jebran Khalil Jebran)
An ignorant doctor can kill one person whereas a mediocre artist can kill a whole nation. (Jebran Khalil Jebran).
The artist is a foreigner among his neighbors and friends, a foreigner in his native land; he is even a foreigner in this world. (Jebran Khalil Jebran )*
Who would sell me a good thought for loadings of gold? Who would like a handful of pearls for a minute of love? Who would give me an eye which contemplates beauty and take all my treasures? (Jebran Khalil Jebran
My soul, you are going up to your end. Be patient. Do not hurry up until the flowers grow on my tomb. (Jebran Khalil Jebran)
The Arabs say: Beauty is embedded in the nose, the charm in the eyes, and the gentleness in the mouth. (Al-Ahnaf Ibn Qais, 7th century).
We asked a philosopher about beauty. He replied
“fingers of a woman, horns in the mouth of men
Of bird: the eagle because he tries to reach the stars,
Of nature: mountains, because they elevate looks and ideas,
Of sea: its calm in the day, its swells in the night;
Of season: the morning of summer, the midday of spring, the evening of winter, and the night of autumn.
Of water: its flow because it is like a heart which never knows hatred.
Of tears: those of a virgin, because they are pure and those of a hero because they are proud;
Of the sun: its rise because it is a serenity with a smile, and its setting because it is a farewell with hope;
Of beneficence: charity, because like the rain it arrives in due time. (Al-Jahiz, of the Abbasid Era 9-12th Century