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Ali ibn Abi Talib Quotes and Sayings

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

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

No one has ever suffered from his people as I have.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

A man's measure is his will.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

 

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

To make one good action succeed another,
is the perfection of goodness.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious
foods like tied up cattle.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Do not be too hard, lest you be broken;
do not be too soft,
lest you be squeezed.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

Let me alone, and go in search of someone else.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

Do for this life as if you live forever,
do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

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.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

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.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker


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