Hazrat 'Ali (S) - Words of Truth and Wisdom

Hazrat 'Ali (S) Said:
Hearts of people are like wild beasts? They attach themselves to those who love and train them. 

A virtuous person is better than virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.
The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.

Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.

Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.

Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

An ignorant person will always overdo a thing or neglect it totally.

The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself. Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.

Every breath you take is a step towards death.