Dr Ali Shariati Quotes
Religion is the name of changing rules for the changing needs and unchanging rules for the unchanging needs.
Oh My Lord! grant me the serenity (the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled) to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
The more man realizes his humanity, the lonelier he feels.
For ruining a fact, do not attack it, defend it badly.
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.
In the sea there are countless treasures,
But if you desire safety, it is on the shore.
You who feel no pain at the suffering of others, it is not fitting for you to be called human.
It's no virtue (behavior showing high moral standards) to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person.
Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.
Virtue is in the mind, not in the appearance.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.
A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.
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 (nobility) of the rich.
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.
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.
Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary (a string of beads) and the prayer-carpet.
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 of virtue, judgment, and prudence speaks not until there is silence.
A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.
Do to me, O Allah, what is worthy of You; And not what is worthy of me.
An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend.