Ali bin Abu-Talib Quotes

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Only He who has the power to punish can pardon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A wise man\'s bosom is the safe of his secrets.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defence.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

How honorable is knowledge, that the one who does not have it, says he does. How dishonorable is ignorance, that the one who has it says he does not.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection it, will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

An alert and learned man will take advice from any event.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The weakest man is the one who is able to correct his moral defects, but doesn\'t take action.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The best companion and helper is admirable morals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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