Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.
A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.
I fear God the most, but after Him, I fear those who don't fear Him.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb, the other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others, You are unworthy to be called by the name of a human.
The heart is like a musical instrument of many strings, all the chords of which require putting in harmony.
The hand of liberality is stronger than the arm of power.
Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches.
I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed.
A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.
Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity.
If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.
A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.
Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world.
They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there.
When a man appreciates only eating and sleeping, what excellence has he over the reptiles?
Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.
If the invaders reach Iran, the country will turn into a burning hell for them.
If the Holocaust that you talk about was real, why don't you allow the subject to be studied? One can freely research any issue, except for this issue, which is sealed. It is a black box, which they do not allow to be opened or reexamined. They do this in order to exploit it.
The world is not a courtroom There is no judge no jury no plaintiff.
This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God.
Ants, fighting together, will vanquish the lion.
Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
Anger that has no limit causes terror, and unseasonable kindness does away with respect. Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume.
When you see contention amongst your enemies, go and sit at ease with your friends; but when you see them of one mind, string your bow, and place stones upon the ramparts.
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
In the sea there are countless treasures, But if you desire safety, it is on the shore.
You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, I told him, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.
A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Israel must be wiped off the map.
I want the standard of living in Iran in ten years' time to be exactly on a level with that in Europe today. In twenty years' time we shall be ahead of the United States.
Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
Those who believe in this type of thing [Paul the Octopus, who ‘predicted’ the result of World Cup matches] cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values.
I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality.
The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.
We've never been anti-Semitic.
Iran can recruit hundreds of suicide bombers a day.
Suicide is an invincible weapon. Suicide bombers in this land showed us the way, and they enlighten our future.
Dear Iranian nation, your children have placed the first indigenous satellite into orbit.
He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.
People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours.
They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.
My former health minister, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, is like a peach. I love to eat him.
And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism.
We thank God that our enemies are idiots.
My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.