Ali bin Abu-Talib Quotes

If matters get mixed up then scrutinize the cause and you will know what the effects will be.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself. Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep. ( Life's journey is going on though men may not feel it ).

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Tongue is a beast, if it is let loose, it devours.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

May God Bless Khabbab bin Aratt. He embraced Islam of his own freewill and immigrated (from Makkah) cheerfully. He lived a contented life. He bowed happily before the Will of God and he led the life of a mujahid.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Justice also has four aspects depth of understanding, profoundeness of knowledge, fairness of judgement and dearness of mind; because whoever tries his best to under- stand a problem will have to study it, whoever has the practice of studying the subject he is to deal with, will develop a clear mind and will always come to correct decisions, whoever tries to achieve all this will have to develop ample patience and forbearance and whoever has done this has done justice to the cause of religion and has led a life of good repute and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

God, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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