The Golden Words- Quotes by Hazrat Ali (R.A)

Here’s the collection of Wise sayings of Hazrat Ali (R.A). I recommend that you read each of the following quote as it is full of wisdom and will let you see the life more practically and you can find pleasure and peace of mind by acting according to it.

English: Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, Distri...
English: Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, District Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  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.
  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
  3. Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defense.
  4. Submission to Allah’s Will is the best companion; wisdom is the noblest heritage; theoretical and practical knowledge are the best signs of distinction; deep thinking will present the clearest picture of every problem
  5. The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.
  6. A conceited and self-admiring person is disliked by others; charity and alms are the best remedy for ailments and calamities; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that he has done in this world.
  7. 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).
  8. When this world favors somebody, it lends him the attributes, and surpassing merits of others and when it turns its face away from him it snatches away even his own excellences and fame.
  9. 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.
  10. If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.
  11. 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).
  12. When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness
  13. He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.
  14. Every person who is tempted to go astray, does not deserve punishment.
  15. Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by Allah, even our best plans may lead us to destruction.
  16. One who rushes madly after inordinate desire, runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.
  17. Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, Allah will help them.
  18. Failures are often the results of timidity and fears; disappointments are the results of bashfulness; hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.
  19. If the right usurped from us is given back to us we shall take it, otherwise we shall go on claiming it.
  20. If someone’s deeds lower his position, his pedigree cannot elevate it.
  21. To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends for great sins
  22. O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him, you should fear Him (take warning that His Wrath may not turn those very blessings into misfortunes).
  23. Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts.
  24. When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.
  25. The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it.
  26. When you have to depart from this world and have to meet death (eventually), then why wish delay (why feel nervous about death).
  27. Take warning ! He has not exposed so many of your sinful activities that it appears as if He has forgiven you (it may be that He has given you time to repent).
  28. A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.
  29. Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.
  30. The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires.
  31. One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal.
  32. One who hopes inordinately, impairs his deeds.
  33. A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks
  34. A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under the control of his mind.
  35. The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
  36. Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.
  37. Success is the result of foresight and resolution, foresight depends upon deep thinking and planning and the most important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself.
  38. Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.
  39. Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them.
  40. So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.
  41. Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.
  42. Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.
  43. There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.
  44. Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.
  45. Wealth converts a strange land into homeland and poverty turns a native place into a strange land.
  46. Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.
  47. Wealth is the fountain head of passions.
  48. Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings.
  49. Woman is a scorpion whose grip is sweet.
  50. If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly. If you are favoured, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.
  51. The source of success of a claimant is the mediator.
  52. Lack of friends means, stranger in one’s own country.
  53. Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

2 thoughts on “The Golden Words- Quotes by Hazrat Ali (R.A)”

    1. Buddy, I only post things which I read first and are worth posting. I dont have to load my page with the stuff I am not aware of or which has no meaning except to suffer my followers to read things. 🙂

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