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Ali ibn Abi Talib Quotes





A man's measure is his will.
 

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.
 

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
[Abstinence]
 

Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.
 

Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
 

Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
[Blessed]
 

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
 

I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle.
 

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.
 

Let me alone, and go in search of someone else.
 

No one has ever suffered from his people as I have.
 

People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.
 

To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.