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Iraq

Hassan Massoudy



Even if happiness forgets you occasionally, never forget it completely.
Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)

Life and joy culminate where beauty reigns.
Schiller (1759-1805)

With a strong will one can go through gray stone.
Alexis Kivi (1834-1872)

Time is like a dream, all its misfortunes and favours are unintentional. Therefore, neither praise nor blame it!
Al-Touhami (12th c.)

Wisdom comes to us in dreams.
Chief Smohalla (19th c.)

Wisdom comes to us in dreams.
Chief Smohalla (19th c.)
   

I saw that the eye was the window of the heart.
Al Buhturi (9th c.)

You fled to the desert on the wings of the heart, the desert is lost in the realm of your heart.
Rumi (13th c.)

I love you with two kinds of love, passionate love and the love you deserve.
Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya (714-801)

Only someone who is not in love sees their real image reflected in the water.
Seul celui qui n’est pas amoureux voit dans l’eau sa propre image.
Rumi (13th c.)

Without hope it is impossible to find the unexpected.
Heraclitus (535-475 BC)

Go forth on your path as it exists only through your walking.
St Augustine (354-430)

Nothing is real other than dreams and love.
Anna de Noailles (1876-1933)

Where is there a musician to interpret the feelings of my heart?
Orfi Shirazi (1555-1591)


Love guided me and I followed it docilely. No one apart from you have I permitted to be my guide.
Ibn Zaydoun (11th c.)

In your love, eternally I delight. To your love, I submit.
Ibn Zaydoun (11th c.)

See the beautiful patience of the candle, which offers itself as light even as fire consumes it.
Regarde la patience si belle de la bougie elle s’offre en lumière, alors que le feu la consume.
Ibn Munqidh (XIIs.)

Generosity is giving more than you can. Gibran (1883-1931)


Where there’s a will, there’s a way. English proverb

On Earth there is enough room for everyone.
Sur terre il y a place pour tous.
Schiller (1759-1805)

Nothing is real other than dreams and love.
Anna de Noailles (1876-1933)

Energy is Eternal Delight.
William Blake (1757-1827)


Everyone can create their own happiness.
Seneca (1st c.)

If life is like a big dream, why bother living in torment?
Li Bai (701-762)

I believe in the religion of Love, whatever direction its caravans may take, for Love is my religion and my faith.
Ibn Arabi (13th c.)

'Instead of damning the darkness, it is better to light a little candle.'

The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.
Rumi (13th c.)

You fled to the desert on the wings of the heart. The desert is lost in the realm of your heart.
Rumi (13th c.)

There is no way to peace, peace is the way.
A. J. Muste (1885-1967)

Life and joy culminate where beauty reigns.
Schiller (1759-1805)


Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep moving you must keep riding.
Einstein (1879-1955)

Our true nationality is mankind.
H.G. Wells (1866-1949)

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton (1876-1950)

We can also build something beautiful with stones that hinder the way.
Goethe

The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth.
Ce n’est pas la terre qui appartient à la homme, c’est l’homme qui appartient à la terre. Chief Seattle (1780-1866)

Water preserves that which flows but erodes that which lies still.
L’eau embaume ce qui coule, mais corrompt ce qui dort. IbnIbn Qalāqis (XIs.)

Even if happiness forgets you occasionally, never forget it completely .
Même si le bonheur t’oublie un peu, ne l’oublie jamais tout à fait. Jacques Prévert

Make me always more astounded at the excess of my love for you.
Rends-moi toujours plus stupéfait de l’excès de mon amour pour toi. Ibn Al-Faridh (XIIIs.)


J’ai compris le sens de l’amour dans le reflet de ton regard. When you glanced at me I understood the meaning of love.
Ibn Zaydoun (11th c.)

I saw that the eye was the window of the heart. J’ai vu que l’oeil était la porte du coeur.
Al Buhturi (9th c.)

Time rushes and then rushes back again. Life, how sweet and yet how bitter.
Le temps n’est que flux et reflux, la vie que douceur et amertume.
Al-Aqili (10th c.)

Même si le bonheur t’oublie un peu, ne l’oublie jamais tout à fait.
Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)


The heart is a guide for the heart as soon as they meet .
Le coeur est un guide pour le coeur sitôt qu’ils se recontrent.
Abu Al-Attahia (8th c.)

Regarde la patience si belle de la bougie, elle s’offre en lumière alors que le feu la consume.
Ibn Munqidh (XIIs.)

Le vent se lève, il faut tenter de vivre. The wind rises we must try to live.
Valéry (1871-1945)

Le coeur est un guide pour le coeur sitôt qu'ils se recontrent.
Al-Attahia (VIIIs.)


Hassan Massoudy. Water-based pigments on paper
"Le parfait voyageur ne sait pas où il va"
Lao Tseu
HM171

'You fled to the desert on the wings of the heart; the desert is lost in the realm of your heart.'

"Il n’y a pas dans mes pensées nulle détresse car le temps blesse et guérit"
HM331

"Je me suis abreuvé d’amour, verre après verre, sans que s’épuise cette boisson, sans que je sois désaltéré."
HM300


Celui qui accorde..."
HM247

"La beauté sauvera le monde"
HM327

'He who doesn’t progress each day regresses each day.'
HMP80

"Le temps n’est que flux et reflux, la vie que douceur et amertume"
HM330


"Meme si le bonheur t'oublie un peu, ne l'oublie jamais tout a fait."
HMP61

"La terre n’appartient pas à l’homme; c’est l’homme qui appartient à la terre"
HM328

"I wish to be a butterfly flitting around the candle of your beauty." Persian Proverb
HM368

"Tu t’es enfui au désert avec les ailes du coeur, ce désert est perdu dans l’étendue de ton
coeur" Rumi.
HM350


"Le développement ce ne m’est pas avoir d’avantage mais être d’avantage."
HM310

'Beauty will save the world.'
HMP83

"Better than pearls and coral is the gesture of one man towards another man." Ibn Al-Habbab
HM213

"Ô ami, ne va pas au jardin des fleurs. Le jardin des fleurs est en toi." Kabir XVI.
HMOG340


"Au lieu de fulminer contre les ténèbres il vaut mieux allumer une petite lanterne"
HM347

"Towards another land, a country where only light reigns."
Rumi 13th Century.
HM367

"Méfiez-vous des rêves de jeunesse, ils finissent toujours par se réaliser"
HM301

"Ce que vous donnez vous le gardez, ce que vous gardez vous le perdez"
HM302


"Mon coeur a des yeux qui pour toi seul ont des regards et tout entier il est entre tes main"
HM245
     


 
 
 

 

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