(c. 1789 - 28 Aug 1859)
Science Quotes by Abd-er-Rahman (1 quote)
My father, and the father of my father, pitched their tents here before me. For twelve hundred years have the true believersand, praise be to God! all true wisdom is with them alonebeen settled in this country, and not one of them ever heard of a palace underground. Neither did they who went before them. But lo! here comes a Frank from many days journey off, and he walks up to the very place, and he takes a stick and makes a line here, and makes a line there. Here, says he, is the palace; there, says he, is the gate; and he shows us what has been all our lives beneath our feet, without our having known anything about it. Wonderful! Wonderful! Is it by books, is it by magic, is it by your prophets, that you have learnt wisdom?