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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.)
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.'

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.)

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

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.)


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)

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.'

"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

"Ô ami ne va pas au jardin des fleurs, le jardin des fleurs est en toi."
HM311

"Ô temps suspend ton vol"
HM326


"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

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


"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

"Better than pearls and coral is the gesture of one man towards another man." Ibn Al-Habbab
HMP66


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

       


"If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out. Tagore" (1861-1941)
HM397

"Woman is a ray of divine light, La femme est un rayon de la lumière divine" Rûmi
HM396

"I believe in the religion of Love, whatever direction its caravans may take, for Love is my religion and my faith. Je crois en la religion de l'amour, où que se dirigent ses caravanes. Car l'amour est ma religion et ma foi"
Ibn Arabi (13th c.)
HM392

"Life and joy culminate where beauty reigns." Schiller (1759 - 1805)
HM391


"Are you not made of all the souls, you who are beloved of all hearts" Al-Qadi al Tannoukhi (10th c.)
HM389

"The fall is no disaster, disaster is remaining where one has fallen." Socrates (5th c.)
HM388

"With clay we make vases, but the emptiness within gives the vase its use." Laozi (604-531 BCE)
HM386

"With development it is not a question of having an advantage so much as to be ahead."
Gandhi
HM383


"Towards another land, a country where only light reigns." Rumi (13th c.)
HM382

"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." A.J. Muste (1885-1967)
HM379

"Love guided me and I followed it docilely.No one apart from you have I permitted to be my guide."
Ibn Zaydoun (11th c.)
HM378

"Even if happiness forgets you occasionally, never forget it completely."
Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)
HM377


"Les yeux donnent des nouvelles du coeur."
Zouhair Ibn Abi Sulma (VIIs.)
HM376

"The heart is a guide for the heart as soon as they meet."
Abu Al-Attahia (8th c.)
HM375

"With development it's not a question of having an advantage, so much as to be ahead."
Gandhi
HM374
 


"Oh time, arrest your flight."
Lamartine (1790-1869)
HM422

"Instead of railing against the darkness it's better to light a small lantern." Chinese proverb
HM421

"Knowledge nurtures the man who does not have a high position. Le savoir se situe au plus élevédes rangs.
Avicenna (980-1037)
HM420

"Whenever the vision is broadened the words become narrowed."
HM419


"Better than pearls and coral is the gesture of one man towards another man." Ibn Al-Habbab (8th c.)
HM418

"Love guided me and I followed it docilely. No one apart from you have I permitted to be my guide."
Ibn Zaydoun (11th c.)
HM417

"Time rushes and then rushes back again. Life, how sweet and yet how bitter." Al-Charif Al-Aqili (10th c.)
HM416

"The best speech is precise and concise. Le meilleur des propos est concis et précis." Arabic proverb
HM412


"O friend, don't go to the flower garden, the flower garden is within you. Ô ami, ne va pas au jardin des fleurs, le jardin des fleurs est en toi." Kabir (16th c.)
HM411

"Earth is my country and humanity my family." Gibran (1883-1931)
HM409

"The world is my country. All mankind are my brethren."
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
HM402

"If the world were a flower, I would like to be a bee." Sultan Abdal (1480-1550), 2016. Water-based pigments on paper, 75 x 55 cm.
HM398

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

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

"L'amour vainc tout. Love conquers all." Virgil (70-19 BCE)
HM444


"Place your words well, for words place you." Arabic proverb
HM440

"Love understands all languages." Mediterranean proverb
HM439

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
HM438

"When love comes in, reason flees the scene". Farid Al Din-Attar (1145-1220), 2016. Water-based pigments on paper, 65 x 50 cm.
HM435


Hassan Massoudy, Water-based pigments on paper
“L’amour vainc tout” Virgile

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)

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


'Travel if you wish to make something of yourself. Only by travelling through the heavens does the crescent become the full moon.'


'Knowledge nurtures the man who does not have a high position.'
   


 
 
 

 

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