1957

إِنَّمَا حَظُّ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الطُّولِ وَالْعَرْضِ قِيدُ قَدِّهِ مُتَعَفِّراً عَلى خَدِّهِ

Surely, your share of this earth with its great length and width, is merely the size of your body while your cheek is on the dust.

This quote appears in one of the Nahjul Balaghah sermons: sermon 82.

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