Ali ibn Abi Talib Quotes

 

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

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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 be glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

A man’s measure is his will.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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