29-07-2010, 11:04 PM
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Inspiring Quotes, for those whom seek Knowledge
- Fear God and you will have no cause to fear anyone.
- Resignation to the Will of God is the cure for the disease of the heart.
- The Word of God is the medicine of the heart.
- Lead such a life that when you die people will mourn you, and while you are alive they long for your company.
- The days of your life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.
- Of all follies, the greatest is to love the world.
- Opportunity is swift of flight, but slow to return.
- The most happy is he to whom God has given a good wife.
- He who knows himself knows God.
- Do not sell your conscience for anything but heaven.
- The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.
- To fight against one's desires is the greatest of all fights.
- The strongest among you is he who subdues himself.
- Wealth and greed are the roots of all evil.
- Riches without faith are the greatest poverty.
- A man's worth depends upon the nobility of his aspirations.
- Knowledge enlivens the soul.
- The learned lives although he dies.
- The sum total of excellence is knowledge.
- To respect the learned is to respect God.
- Generosity hides shortcomings.
- The wealth of a miser is as useless as a pebble.
- Desire is one's most inveterate enemy.
- Those who walk on the surface of the earth shall one day be interred in it.
- Every breath of man brings him nearer to death.
- People are asleep as long as they live. They are awakened when they die.
- Virtue never dies.
- A man's glory from his virtue is greater than the glory of his pedigree.
- No shelter is safer than piety.
- A man's behaviour is the index of his mind.
- Courtesy costs nothing but buys everything.
- Clemency graces power.
- Jealousy devours virtue as fire devours fuel.
- He that lends a listening ear to reproach is one of those [who] deserves reproach.
- Forgiveness is the crown of greatness.
- Carnal appetites are nets spread by the devil.
- Every arrow does not hit [its] mark, nor is every prayer granted.
- Ostentatiousness spoils prayer.
- Fear none but your sins.
- He who praises you murders you.
- A man who praises himself displays his deficiency of intellect.
- Honour your parents and your sons will honour you.
- A man is hidden under his tongue.
- The tongue of a wise man lies behind his heart.
- The tongue pierces deeper than [a] spear.
- He who purifies his heart from doubt is a believer.
- The opinion of a wise man is [like] an oracle.
- To seek council is to go to the fountain of guidance.
- Association with a fool is tyranny to the soul.
- God hastens the fall of tyrants.
- Tyranny leads to moral cowardice.
- A tyrant's success is his moral defeat.
- It is better to die than to beg.
- When a man begs, he loses his faith.
- Hajj is the jihad of every believer in faith.
- A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.
- Silence is the best reply to a fool.
- The best speech is one that is short and reasonable.
- Speech is like a medicine, a small dose will cure but an excess will kill.
- He that has no courage has no religion.
- His grief is long whose hope is short.
- The right of freedom of speech consists in speaking the truth.
- Repentance washes away sin.
- Folly is an incurable disease.
- To assist the wrong is to oppress the right.
- Sinning is a disease, repentance is its medicine, and abstinence from it is a sure cure.
- Sorrow makes a man old before his time.
- Pride impedes progress and mars greatness.
- To forgive is the crown of greatness.
- He who understands humanity seeks solitude.
- Right is the best argument.
- Misrepresentation spoils narration.
- As a man's wisdom increases so his desire to speak decreases.
- He who seeks to do justice with men, let him desire for them what he desires for himself.
- The greatest sin is the sin which the sinner considers to be ordinary.
- Contentment is an asset which is never exhausted.
- Governments are a trial for man.
- He who fights against the truth, the truth will defeat him.
- Finding fault with others is one's greatest fault.
- Haste is a [kind] of madness.
- Greed is perpetual enslavement.
- He who does not know his own worth, is doomed to destruction.
- The best investment is one with which duties are performed.
- Anger is a fire kindled, he who restrains anger extinguishes the fire; he who gives vent to it is the first to be consumed by it.
- Jihad is the highway of prosperity.
- None is more solitary than a miser.
- Knowledge is the ornament of the rich and the riches of the poor.
- Knowledge is the sum total of excellence; he who teaches you a letter binds you with a fetter of gratitude.
- As long as we do not hope we do not fret.
- He who indulges in jokes and loose talk loses a part of his wisdom.
- Truth [may be] bitter, but it's a result is sweet; falsehood appears to be sweet but it is poisonous in its effect.
- Miserliness is the root of many evils.
- Knowledge and practice are twins, and both go together for there is no knowledge without practice, and no practice without knowledge.
- He who dissembles, plays with his honour.
- When God wants to humiliate a person, He deprives him of knowledge.
- When your power increases, decrease your desires accordingly.
- He who listens to a backbiter loses a friend.
- It is not justice to decide a case on mere conjecture.
- He who does not know his own worth is shameful.
- He who practices thrift will never be in want.
- He who does not know should not be ashamed to learn.
- Patience is to faith what the head is to the body. When patience goes, faith goes [and] when the head goes, the body goes.
- The grace of God is the best guide.
- A good disposition is the best companion.
- Wisdom is the best friend.
- Good breeding is the best inheritance.
- There is nothing more hateful than pride.
- Be among men like a bee among birds.
- Mix with the people with your tongue, but be separate from them in your deeds.
- Be generous, but do not be a spendthrift.
- Do not run after the world, let the world to run after you.
- A wise man is he who does not despair of the bounty and mercy of God.
- He who is aware of his own faults is oblivious to the faults of others.
- What the eye sees the heart preserves.
- The vision of the eye is limited; the vision of the heart transcends all barriers of time and space.
- Do not be misled by appearances for these are apt to be deceptive.
- Do not have too many irons in the fire; concentrate on one thing at a time.
- What you do not like for yourself, do not like it for others either.
- Contentment is the treasure which is never exhausted.
- The advice of old men is dearer than the bravery of young men.
- That knowledge is superficial which is merely on the tongue; that knowledge is real which demonstrates itself in your practice.
- To waste time is one's greatest loss.
- He who knows to keep his secret, knows the way to success.
- Foresight is the way to safety.
- No relationship is stronger than the relationship that exists between man and God.
- Enlighten the heart with prayers.
- Strengthen your heart with faith.
- Suppress all lust with piety.
- Do not sell the Hereafter for the world.
- Do not speak in a state of ignorance.
- Refrain from unnecessary talk.
- Do not tread the path from which you can apprehend the danger of running astray.
- In the affairs of God, do not be afraid of the accusations of evil mongers.
- In all that you do, seek the protection of God.
- Do not covet what is undesirable.
- If you seek the truth, neither stray from the right path nor be assailed by doubts.
- Do not become a slave to your desire.
- That wealth is no wealth which brings dishonour.
- Whatever harm accrues of silence can be remedied. But whatever harm is done because of speech cannot be remedied.
- It is better to restrain your desires than to stretch your hand before others.
- A little that is burned because of honest labour is better than a larger amount gained through dishonest means.
- Guard well your secret.
- He who seeks more than what is necessary indulges in error.
- To oppress the weak is the worst tyranny.
- Do not bank on false hope, for that is the capital of the dead.
- A wise man takes a lesson even from a minor lapse.
- Overpower desire and suspicion by patience and faith.
- He who does not take the middle course strays.
- A stranger is he who has no friends.
- When hopes are frustrated despair becomes the way of life.
- He who trusts the world the world betrays him.
- The world: The world is like a serpent which is outwardly very soft skinned but poisonous within.
- Falsehood: Like the feathers of a peacock, falsehood might look very attractive, but is as ugly as [as are the] feet of a peacock. Falsehood has no legs to stand upon.
By Ali ibn Abi Talib (may God be pleased with him).
Last edited by nioz; 29-07-2010 at 11:05 PM.