The first is a widely circulated saying on social media attributed to Imam Ali, who was the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and is considered the father of many Islamic sciences including Arabic literature and Islamic theology.
“How strange and foolish is man. He loses his health in gaining wealth. Then, to regain his health he wastes his wealth. He ruins his present while worrying about his future, but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him, but dies in a way as if he were never born.”
The other comes from Bill Hicks, a stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.
“There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”
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