Quotes selected from Nahj Al-Balagha
from the revivalist of my dead soul … Imam Ali, an endless soul
Life is but the shadow of a cloud, the dream of a sleeper.
1- Like your body your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.
2- A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.
3- A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under the control of his mind.
4- The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
5- Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.
6- People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep.
7- The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.
8- There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account
of their ignorance of religion. Their knowledge did not prove of any
avail to them.
9- Loving one another is half of wisdom.
10- Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fair play will
bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and
position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure
leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.
peace be upon Mohammad and his holy family
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