Sayings of 'Ali (as)  CXVI to CLIV

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CXXVI. Abstinence is an adornment of poverty and thanksgiving is an adornment of needlessness.

CXXVII. To praise anyone beyond their worth is to flatter them and to not give someone their worth is a form of envy.

CXXVIII. The greatest sin is that act of disobedience, which is belittled.

CXXIX. The biggest fault is to blame others for a defect that is also found in you.

CXXX. Contemplation is a clear mirror and reflection upon situations is befitting admonition. It is sufficient as a moral for you to abstain from that which you dislike for others.

CXXXI. Knowledge is accompanied by action. Thus he who knows acts in accordance with it. Knowledge is called through action. Thus if called it responds and if left uncalled it leaves.

CXXXII. Indeed Allah the glorified has placed a reward for His obedience and punishment for disobedience of Him in order to drive His servants from the fire of Hell and to encourage them to Paradise.

CXXXIII. Indeed truth is heavy and wholesome while falsehood is light and infectious.

CXXXIV. Greed encompasses every undesirable trait and is a bridle by which the possessor of it is lead to every evil.

CXXXV. He who seeks a thing attains it or a part of it.

CXXXVI. That good is not good after which lies the fire of Hell. That evil is not evil after which there is paradise. Every bounty other than Paradise is inconsiderable and every misfortune other than the fire of Hell is a form of well-being.

CXXXVII. Abstain from the world and Allah shall grant you an insight of its defects. Do not become heedless for you are not forgotten.

CXXXVIII. Speak and you shall be known. For a man is hidden beneath his tongue.

CXXXIX. Take from this world what comes to you and refrain from that which turns away from you and if you cannot do this then seek it in the best of manner.

CXL. Many a statement is more penetrative than an assault.

CXLI. Proximity to people in their morals is safety from their calamities.

CXLII. How wonderful is the humility of the rich toward the poor in order to gain that which is with Allah and better still is the self-esteem of the poor in rejecting the aid of the rich and relying upon Allah.

CXLIII. The heart is the book of insight.

CXLIV. A pious man is the prince of sound morals.

CXLV. Do not restrict your words to a person who allows you to speak nor address eloquently one who restricts you from speaking.

CXLVI. Forbearance is comparable to ones clan [as regards the duty of aiding it against adversaries]

CXLVII. It is sufficient for you that your intellect discerns for you your good actions from your errors.

CXLVIII. .He who rectifies his personal affairs Allah puts right his public affairs. He who restores the matters of his faith Allah will restore the matters of his world. He who makes better his relationship with Allah then Allah will make better his relationship with the creatures.

CXLIX. Patience is a concealing and the intellect is a cutting sword. Therefore cover your moral defects with patience and sever your desires through your intellect.

CL. It does not befit a servant of Allah to rely upon well-being and affluence.

CLI. He who complains of his needs to a believer it is as if he has referred them to Allah and he who complains of his needs to a disbeliever it is as if he has complained against Allah.

CLII. Regarding 'id he said, "it is 'id for one whose fasts have been accepted and whose prayers have been thanked by Allah. Every day in which Allah is not disobeyed is a day of 'id"

CLIII. The greatest regret on the day of Resurrection will be the regret of a man who has earned his wealth in the disobedience of Allah then he is inherited by a man who spends this wealth in the way of Allah and goes to Heaven by it while the first goes to Hell by it

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