Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle.

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.

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 be glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.

Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.

Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.

A man's measure is his will.

A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before.

To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.

The holder of authority is like the rider on a lion - he is envied for his position, but he well knows his position.

People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.

People are of two types: they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.

No one has ever suffered from his people as I have.

Let me alone, and go in search of someone else.

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.