Monday, July 20, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom....175

1. Patience and perseverance largely comprise the foundation of all matters, but these two qualities are rare.

2. It is necessary for the pursuer of knowledge to be firm and exert patience with his teacher and his book so as to not abandon his studies incomplete.

3. The treasure of good bounty lies on the arches of calamities.

4. Do not inquire about a man, but observe his companion, for indeed one companion imitates the other.

5. How often through the corruption of another man is a pious man corrupted!

6. One does not acquire knowledge nor profit from it unless one holds knowledge in esteem and those who possess it.

7. The light of learning is increased by the light of purification of the heart.

8. All glory is attained by exertion, not by luck.

9. He who seeks pearls immerses himself in the sea. [Above quotes by Imam al Zarnuji]

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