Ali bin Abu-Talib Quotes

Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

There is enough light for one who wants to see.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Conceit is a barrier to progress and improvement.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Do not blame a man who delays in securing what are his just rights but blame lies on him who grasps the rights which do not belong to him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One should not obey anyone against the commands of God.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One, who serves a person from whom he gets no reci- procal performance of duties, in fact, worships him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One, who guards his secrets has complete control over his affairs.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One, who is willful and conceited will suffer losses and calamities and one who seeks advice can secure advan- tages of many counsels.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One, who acquires power cannot avoid favouritism.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One, who enters the places of evil repute has no right to complain against a man who speaks ill of him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Admonish your brother (comrade) by good deeds and kind regards, and ward off his evil by favouring him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

You have been shown, if you only care to see; you have been advised if you care to take advantage of advice; you have been told if you care to listen to good counsels.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

You are ordained to recognize the Imams (the right successors of the Holy Prophet) and to obey them.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Accept promises of only those persons who can stead- fastly-adhere to their pledges.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

One who assents or subsribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself. A man who joins a sinful deed makes himself responsible for two-fold punishments, one for doing the deed and the other for assenting and subscribing to it.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Everyone, who is born, has to die and once dead he is as good as having not come into existence.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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