TO ALL MANKIND

Truth Poem - Suzy Kassem Poetry

TO ALL MANKIND

Speak kind words
to mankind
and the unkind
will attack you.

Speak common sense
using any of your senses,
and you will be attacked by
the senseless.

Speak truth,
and you will be attacked by
the untruthful.

Speak about
absolutely nothing,
and absolutely nothing
will speak back,
but then nothing at all
will ever change.

Suzy Kassem

"To All Mankind" by Suzy Kassem. Copyright 2013, Suzy Kassem. 
All rights reserved.

Truth is a Lion

Truth does not sit in a cave and hide like a lie. It wanders around proudly and roars loudly like a lion. — Suzy Kassem

* This quote in particular is about living and breathing truth, not buried truth. For example, someone who is right about something is not going to hide, but the guilty one will. Those armed with truth are confident to speak out against the untrue. Truth burns in them like an unquenchable fire. That person is the lion. The other, a rat.

 Truth is like a lion. It does not hide in a cave and hide. It wanders around proudly and roars loudly like a lion.  - Suzy Kassem

Truth is like a lion. It does not hide in a cave and hide. It wanders around proudly and roars loudly like a lion. – Suzy Kassem

 

From Kingston With Love

reading of suzy kassem poetry in jamaica

Sabrena McDonald and Natasha Griffiths of the Independent Actors
Movement in Kingston, Jamaica read poetry from the Egyptian-American poet, Suzy Kassem. An extensive writer, poet, philosopher, human rights activist, filmmaker, and passionate citizen of the world, her poem is titled ‘Little Boy War.’ 

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

 NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

KARIM SEDDIKI IS A PLAGIARIST

Can someone please tell me who Karim Seddiki is and why he is stealing my quotes? He has his name attached to my words all over the internet. This entity is untraceable, so it is clear to me that it is a bogus name used by companies to exploit my words for profit. I have learned that quote sites that sell printed merchandise do this to avoid infringement penalties. As of yet, there is no published source for Karim Seddiki found anywhere in the world.

All of my writings are registered under U.S copyright law and protected worldwide. Nothing insults a writer more than being exploited, renamed, or uncredited. This is not the first time this has happened to me. I have let it slide before in the past, but now I am going to make sure this will never happen AGAIN — once and for all.

If an honorable company or web site sharing quotes did a Google search before things went viral, those words would have lead to a 2008 entry in my blog. The quote can also be found in my book, “Rise Up and Salute the Sun“, which was published in 2010.

So far, my team has found no record or source for a Karim Seddiki, and they have contacted every Karim Seddiki in Egypt, France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Pakistan to wheel him in for a copyright infringement lawsuit.

My lawyer has already had many sites and vendors pulled from the internet. All other entities also in violation of infringement are being asked to make the correction or remove the quote in its entirety. This is my informal CEASE AND DESIST request. Please correct the attribution or take it down. Just because I choose not to profit from my words, does not grant anyone the license to utilize my intellectual property for financial gain by devious force. I have never denied or prosecuted anyone who uses my content so long as they credit my name. Any image or web site with the wrong attribution will be reported for infringement and immediate removal. Changes will not happen overnight, but they will happen gradually. Pages and images are coming down as I write this. 

 
First posted here in 2008:
COPYRIGHTS: 
Have faith in your skills, negative thoughts kill. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Translations & Other Variations:

Le doute détruit plus de rêves que l’échec n’en détruira jamais – Suzy Kassem

Le doute détruit plus de rêves que l’échec ne le fera jamais – Suzy Kassem

Le doute détruit beaucoup plus de rêves que l’échec. – Suzy Kassem

Tvivlet dödar fler drömmar än vad misslyckandet någonsin gör. – Suzy Kassem

Il dubbio uccide più sogni di quanto possa mai fare un fallimento. – Suzy Kassem

Wątpliwości zabiły więcej marzeń niż porażka kiedykolwiek.  – Suzy Kassem

Un corazón sin sueños es como un pájaro sin plumas. – Suzy Kassem

La duda destruye más sueños que el fracaso. – Suzy Kassem

ความกลัวของเรา…ทำลายความฝันเสียมากกว่าที่ความล้มเหลวเคยทำได้เสียอีก –  Suzy Kassem

A dúvida mata mais sonhos do que o fracasso nunca será. – Suzy Kassem

La duda mata más sueños que el fracaso. – Suzy Kassem

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

Insecurity kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

Doubt kills more dreams than failure. – Suzy Kassem

لشك يقتل الكثير من الأحلام أكثر مما يفعل الفشل.  – Suzy Kassem

Self-doubt kills more dreams than others do. – Suzy Kassem

Have faith in your skills, negative thoughts kill. Self-doubt can destroy our dreams before others do. – Suzy Kassem

Changing a word in a sentence, while still retaining the same meaning, is still copyright infringement. Fear is doubt as insecurity is fear.  Kills is the same as destroys. Also, adding or subtracting a word in a sentence while maintaining the same meaning  is still infringement. Please research this and consult a lawyer.

Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone. – Suzy Kassem

Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone. – Suzy Kassem

Cuanto mayor sea el espíritu, más se está solo. – Suzy Kassem

NOTICE OF CORRECTION:

The confusion was started by Shanice Cameron, the designer behind the image that went viral:

Karim Seddiki

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If you ever need to question the true authorship behind any written thoughts, simply go study and the rest of that person’s work. I have been writing and preaching to the streets and my generation for over twenty years.

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