Alphonse de Lamartine on Prophet Muhammad
(1790-1869) French poet and statesman.
q "Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"
[Translated from Histoire De La Turquie, Paris, 1854, vol. II, pp. 276-277]