Ali ibn Abi Talib


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A man can be valued through his sayings. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
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. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
During the times of peace and prosperity a leader becomes careless and unmindful of the future Defense & National Security
Every person who is tempted to go astray does not deserve punishment Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
He who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated. Secrecy & Transparency
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. Miscellaneous
If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him. War & Peace
If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him. War & Peace
One of the conveniences in life is to have less children. Families, Children & Parenting
Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by Allah, even our best plans may lead us to destruction. Management & Managing Government
Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others Leaders & Leadership
A man's measure is his will.
A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.
Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow. Life
Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle.
If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.
Let me alone, and go in search of someone else.
No one has ever suffered from his people as I have.
People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.