Ali bin Abu-Talib Quotes

Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him, you should fear Him (take warning that His Wrath may not turn those very blessings into misfortunes).

Ali bin Abu-Talib

To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends for great sins.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If the right usurped from us is given back to us we shall take it, otherwise we shall go on claiming it.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Failures are often the results of timidity and fears; disappointments are the results of bashfulness; hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, God will help them.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

When some 'blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to God, for being able to subdue him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

When this world favors somebody, it lends him the attributes, and surpassing merits of others and when it turns its face away from him it snatches away even his own excellences and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Surely the likeness of this world is that of a snake: it is soft to touch, and deadly poisonous. The ignorant child is distracted by it, and the one with understanding and intellect is cautious of it. So turn away from what fascinates you in it, for how little of it stays with you.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Submission to God's Will is the best companion; wisdom is the noblest heritage; theoretical and practical knowledge are the best signs of distinction; deep thinking will present the clearest picture of every problem.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

During civil disturbance adopt such an attitude that people do not attach any importance to you - they neither burden you with complicated affairs, nor try to derive any advantage out of you.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Conviction has also four aspects to guard oneself against infatuations of sin; to search for explanation of truth through knowledge; to gain lessons from instructive things and to follow the precedent of the past people, Because whoever wants to guard himself against vices and sins will have to search for the true causes of infatuation and the true ways of combating them out and to find those true ways one has to search them with the help of knowledge, whoever gets fully acquainted with various branches of knowledge will take lessons from life and whoever tries to take lessons from life is actually engaged in the study of the causes of rise and fall of previous civilizations.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Endurance is composed of four attributes: eagerness, fear, piety and anticipation (of death). So whoever is eager for Paradise will ignore temptations; whoever fears the fire of Hell will abstain from sins; whoever practises piety will easily bear the difficulties of life and whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Value of each man depends upon the art and skill which he has attained.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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