A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
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.
I fear God the most, but after Him, I fear those who don't fear Him.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.
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.
Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.
A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.
It's no virtue to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person.
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.
Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.
Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become and enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.
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.
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 handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.
Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
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.
Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.
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