TESTIMONIES
"Sa'adeh pushed politics and philosophy to the furthest limit of commitment, to party commitment. Through the party and within the party philosophy was politicized and politics became philosophical.. Sa'adeh was a philosopher before everything and above everything."

                                                                                                                         - Kamal al-Haj, Moujaz al-Falsfah al-Lubnaniyya (A Summary of the Lebanese Philosophy), Beirut, p598.
"Sa'ada, unlike many contemporary leaders, displayed complete devotion to his task and spent all his time and energy spreading his doctrines and paying no attention to personal gain or convenience."

                                                                                                    - Majid Khadduri, Political Trends: The Role of Ideas and Ideals in Politics, Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1970, pl90.
"[Sa'adeh's party] was the first party in Lebanon, and in fact in the entire Arab Worlds, to think out the national problem in its entirety and to develop a program of action designed to modernize not only the political process but the entire life of the people."

                                                                                                                        - Labib Zuwiyya in Leonard Binder's Politics in Lebanon, (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1966, p157.

"[Sa'adeh's diagnosis of Zionism] isvery unusual ... Some thought that the danger was one targeting only Palestine. Antun Sa'adeh, however, stepped in to warn that this danger was not confined to a section of Syria but would affect the whole country. It is here that we can see how creative the projections of Sa'adeh were, because the loss of Palestine was indeed the first of our losses."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Samir Ayoub in Sabah el-Kheir, No.445 pp60-62.

"Sa'adeh was a person dedicated to his cause and the founder of a large intellectual school. He was also a figure who sparked off a rarely paralleled revival (nahda) in all areas of the East."

                                                                                                        - Kamal Jumblatt, Istijwab Jumblatt al-Tarikhi lil-Hukuma Hawla Istishhad Sa'adeh Ome 1949  SSNP, Beirut, 1987.

"The First of March 2004 marks the centenary of the birth of Antun Saade, one of the greatest intellectuals the Syrian and Arab nations had during the Twentieth century. Saade [emphasised] the importance of unifying people as well as the land in any quest for unity."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Raghid Nahhas, in Kalimate 17, (March 2004, p. 5.

"Whereas the old-generation pioneers contented themselves with a bare handful of political and reformatory principles, Sa'adeh drew up a national program and clarified its principles twice, in addition to the hundreds of studies and ideological articles that he wrote in order to eliminate any ambiguities that could crop up for any given principle."

                                                                                                                                                                               - John Daye, "Mawqe' Sa'adeh min Rawad al-Nahda," Fikr, 19-20, 1978.