There is a quote in Kingdom of Heaven, when Balian explains to Liam Neeson's character the meaning of a phrase he has carved in wood in his workshop.
He says the meaning is "What man is a man who does not make the world better."
I have two questions regarding this phrase:
In what language and alphabet is the phrase carved in the wood? Can you reproduce it here with a great degree of confidence?
Was this phrase invented for the movie, or does it have a historical precedence? Does it appear elsewhere in literature or history?