Kitab at-Tahir: Formulation of the Principles of Political Insight
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"The effect of learning in early age is like engraving on a stone"
"When people help one another in sin and transgression, they finish by hating each other"
"“Sciences worth studying are only two: the science of fiqh to do with religion and the science of medicine to do with the body.” – Imam Shafi’i"
"“Repel the thought, for if you don’t, it becomes an idea. So repel the idea, for if you don’t, it will become a desire. So fight against the desire, for if you don’t, it will become a determination and a passion. And if you don’t repel that, it will become an action. And if you don’t replace it with it’s opposite, it will become a constant habit. So at that point, it will be difficult for you to change it.” ~Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah"
""A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.” – Ali ibn Abu Talib"
""This world is like a shadow: run after it and you will never be able to catch it; turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you" - Ibn al-Qayyim"
"“I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all the dresses but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all kinds of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in a little. I thought of all sorts of good deeds but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.” – Umar ibn al-Khattab"
""I never debated with a knowledgeable person except that I won the debate, and I have never debated with an ignorant person except that I lost.” ~ Imam Shafi’i"