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Do not recognize truth on the basis of men; rather, recognize the truth first, then you will recognize the holders of truth.
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.
Know that hearing and eyesight are two open doors, whatever enters through them reaches the heart. How many a thing does a man see or hear, which he should not have, but that once they have entered the heart, it proves difficult to remove them?
If you want to know if someone truly loves you purely for the sake of Allah then tell him something that will upset him or he will dislike, and see how he appears to you afterwards.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
The world is but ruin; more ruined is the heart of he who works for it. The Hereafter is flourishing; more flourishing is the heart of he who works for it.
Were this world to be sold on the market, I would not buy it for a loaf of bread, for all the troubles it contains.
We patch up our world by tearing our religion into pieces. So that neither our religion remains, nor what we are patching.
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 offerring good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.
I never once argued with an opponent except that I made dua to Allah to show me the truth on his lips.