• Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.

    "'Lettre d'Aristote à Alexandre sur la politique envers les cités' ('The Letter of Aristotle to Alexander on the Policy toward the Cities')". Arabic text translated and edited by Józef Bielawski and Marian Plezia, p. 72, 1970.
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