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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on excellence and nonsense

NONSENSE, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on excellence, knowledge, and power

I assure you I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Life of Alexander, bk. XIV by Plutarch.

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on angels, belief, christianity, community, diversity, excellence, glory, islam, knowledge, mind, prophets, saints, schools, and time

"Each time that something comes to your mind regarding Allah - know that He is different from that!" Commentary: If you think and believe that He is what all the schools of Islam profess and believe - He is that, and He is other than that! If you think that He is what diverse communities believe - Muslims, Christians, Jews, Mazdeans, polytheists and others - He is that and He is other than that! And if you think and believe what is professed by the Knowers par excellence - prophets, saints and angels - He is that! He is other than that! None of His creatures worships Him in all His aspects; none is unfaithful to Him in all His aspects. No one knows Him in all His aspects; no one is ignorant of Him in all His aspects. Those who are among the most knowing regarding Him have said: "Glory to Thee. We have no knowledge except what You have taught us." (Koran 2:32)

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 254, pp. 127-128

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