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1. "It is quite common to hear high officials in Washington and elsewhere speak of changing the map of the Middle East, as if ancient societies and myriad peoples can be shaken up like so many peanuts in a jar."
Author: Edward W. Said
2. "The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones."
Author: Northrop Frye
3. "Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility."
Author: Tom Hiddleston
4. "It's in our nature to want to watch our human frailties played out on a huge, epic canvas. Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama: fathers and sons, star-crossed lovers, warring brothers, martyred heroes. Tales that taught us the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. It's the everyday stuff of everyman's life, but it's writ large, and we love it."
Author: Tom Hiddleston

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_ (Omar ibn el Khattab) lorsque j'ai entendu le Prophète, que la grâce de Dieu lui soit assurée, nous dire: "Aujourd'hui j'ai parachevé mon bienfait à votre égard", certe oui, j'ai pleuré. Ce même jour d'Arafat, le Prophète m'a demandé la raison de mes pleurs, j'ai répondu: " Ce qui me fait pleurer, c'est que, jusqu'à présent, nous étions dans un accroissement constant dans notre religion, mais si, à présent, elle est achevée, il faut dire qu'il n' y a pas de choses qui atteignent leur plénitude sans que, par la suite, elles ne s'amoindrissent!" Et le Prophète m'ayant écouté a répondu après un long moment: "Certes, Omar, tu as dis vrai!"
Author: Assia Djebar

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