Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.
A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.
You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
I fear God the most, but after Him, I fear those who don't fear Him.
He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
It's no virtue to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person.
Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed.
If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.
Take care how you listen to the voice of the flatterer, who, in return for his little stock, expects to derive from you considerable advantage. If one day you do not comply with his wishes, be imputes to you two hundred defects instead of perfections.
The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
There is a difference between him who claspeth his mistress in his arms, and him whose eyes are fixed on the door expecting her.
Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.
Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence. When the calamity of time affects one limb, the other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others, You are unworthy to be called by the name of a human.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
The hand of liberality is stronger than the arm of power.
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