Ali Ibn Abi Talib Quotes

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Ali Ibn Abi Talib Quotes

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

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

A True friend is one who sees a fault, gives you advice and who defends you in your absence.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Your Remedy is within you, but you do not sense it.
Your Sickness is from you, but you do not perceive it.
You Presume you are a small entity,
But within you is enfolded the entire universe.
You are indeed the evident book,
By whose alphabet the hidden becomes the manifest.
Therefore, you have no need to look beyond yourself,
What you seek is within you, if only you reflect.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

The best revenge is to improve yourself.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Either you are just or unjust. If you are just, then you will not keep aloof from the people, but will listen to them and meet their requirements. But if you are unjust, the people themselves will keep away from you.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Awaken your heart to kindness and mercy for the people and love and tenderness for them. Never, never act with them like a predatory beast which seeks to be satiated by devouring them, for the people fall into two categories: they are either your brethren in faith or your kindred in creation ... Do not ever say, 'I have been given authority' or 'My command should be obeyed.' Because it corrupts the heart, consumes one's faith, and invites calamities.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Associating with the wise and the knowledgeable people adds to the prestige of a person.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Greed is permanent slavery

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

To maintain nice relation with the people is half of intelligence, nice questioning is half of knowledge, and nice domestic arrangements is half of the management of livelihood.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Not every man with a heart is understanding, nor every man with an ear a listener, and nor every man with eyes able to see.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection, it will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Contentment is a wealth that is never exhausted

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Your souls are precious and can only be equal to the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only at that price

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Do not be misled by appearances for these are apt to be deceptive.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Thy lot or portion of life is seeking after thee; therefore be at rest from seeking after it.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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