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.
Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.
Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.
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.
A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.
An alert and learned man will take advice from any event.
A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.
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.
Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity.
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.
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.
Only He who has the power to punish can pardon.
A wise man\'s bosom is the safe of his secrets.
Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection it, will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.