Nahj-ul-Balagha Quotes

Nahj-ul-Balagha

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1. During civil disturbance adopt such an attitude that people do not attach any importance to you - they neither burden you with complicated affairs, nor try to derive any advantage out of you.

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2. He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

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He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

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Man is a wonderful creature; he sees through the layers of fat (eyes), hears through a bone (ears) and speaks through a lump of flesh (tongue).

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Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

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If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.

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Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds).

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Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.

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The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires.

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A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

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Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.

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