Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Pearls of wisdom 298

1. The excellence of knowledge lies in its practice; and the excellence of kindness to others lies in mentioning it not.

2. Friendship with the ignorant and heedless are as fickle as the changing times and as quick to disappear as the setting sun.

3. Consider not a man worthless until you have had a chance to converse with him.

4. Health and well being on one hand and gluttony on the other are mutually exclusive.

5. Face off your difficulties with patience; and fence in your blessings with thankfulness.

6. A man's intellect becomes apparent from his speech; as does his character from the goodness of his action.

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

8. Seek Allah's refuge from the heedlessness which comes from prosperity -- so deep it is that it will take one very long to climb out of it.

9. It is not in the make-up of a noble person to delay in rewarding nor is it that of a generous one to exact revenge.

10. Even if Allah had not decreed to abstain from the foul and impure the man of intellect would still surely do so. [Above quotes by Ali radi Allah anhu]

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