Never explain yourself to anyone, because the one who likes you would not need it, and the one dislikes you wouldn't believe it.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

The most sentimental Ali ibn Abi Talib quotes that will activate your inner potential

Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.

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Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it.

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A hopeless man sees difficulties in every chance, but a hopeful person sees chances in every difficulty.

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Ali ibn Abi Talib quote A friend is not a true friend unless he

A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.

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Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful.

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People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.

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Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust.

He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything.

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Ali ibn Abi Talib quote Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart

Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart more than to live amongst people who can't understand it.

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The worst of our faults is our interest in other people's faults.

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How foolish is man! He ruins the present while worrying about the future, but weeps in the future by recalling his past!

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There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and silence.

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Life consists of two days: one for you and one against you, so when it's for you don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are test for you

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

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The best revenge is to improve yourself.

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About Ali ibn Abi Talib

Quotes 158 sayings
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

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

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Do not feel lonely on the road of righteousness Because of the fewness of the walkers on it.

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A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in timeof need, behind your back, and after your death.

230

When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing.

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A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.

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I will be patient till even patience tires of my patience.

212

Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave.

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Asceticism is not that you should not own anything, but that nothing should own you.

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A person of riyaa (showing off) has three characteristics : He is lazy when alone, energetic when with others, and increases in his actions when he is praised while decreasing in them when he is criticized.

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Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.

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If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him, then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated, and Allah will reward you for your goodness.

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How strange and foolish is man. He looses his health in gaining wealth. Then to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins is present while worrying about his future - but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him - but dies in a way as if he were never born.

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Hate no one, no matter how much they've wronged you.

Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you've been given little. Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, and do not stop praying for the best for those you love.

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Courtesy costs nothing, but buys everything.

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

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

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Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart more than to live amongst people who can't understand it.

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It is better to listen to a wise enemy than to seek counsel from a foolish friend.

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Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.

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Do not use the sharpness of your speech on your mother who taught you how to speak.

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The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.

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Blessed is he whose own faults keep him from seeing the faults of others.

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There is no rest for the person who has envy, and there is no love for the person who has bad manners.

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

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Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.

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The vision of the eye is limited; the vision of the heart transcends all barriers of time and space.

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The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

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Stubbornness destroys good advice.

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Always consider your intellect to be lacking; otherwise too much faith in it surely leads to error.

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The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

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There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance;

no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

62

A calamity does not descend except due to a sin and it is not lifted except with repentance.

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Silence is the best reply to a fool.

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The nourishment of body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.

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

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Silence is the garden of thought.

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Safety lies in silence. It is easier to rectify what you miss by silence, than to secure what you lose by speaking.

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