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Albert Habib Hourani 1915-1993: Featured Quotes

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“We should not be ashamed to acknowledge truth from whatever source it comes to us, even if it is brought to us by former generations and foreign people. For him who seeks the truth there is nothing if higher value than truth itself”
― Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples

“In the seventh century the Arabs created a new world into which other peoples were drawn. In the nineteenth and twentieth, they were themselves drawn into a new world created in western Europe.”
― Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples

“Defeat goes deeper into the human soul than victory. To be in someone else's power is a conscious experience which induces doubts about the ordering of the universe, while those who have power can forget it, or can assume that it is part of the natural order of things, and invent or adopt ideas which justify they possession of it.”
― Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples