Hazrat Ali (R.A) was the most learned man of his era. He was a living encyclopedia of knowledge. The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said, “If I am the City of Knowledge, verily Ali is the Gate of it.” He (R.A) was the first person to have learned the Holy Qur’an by heart. He (R.A) possessed a prodigious memory, was a keen observer and a deep thinker. He (R.A) was a great teacher and preacher. His knowledge extended to such disciplines as logic, mathematics, physics, astronomy, medicine and history. Following is the list of some of Imam Ali (R.A) quotes and sayings.



The tongue is like a lion. if you let it loose , it will wound someone.


Forgiveness is the best revenge.


Conquer your lustful desires and your wisdom will be perfected.

There are two ways to live a pleasant life, either in someone’s heart or in someones’s prayer.

Do not be a slave to others when Allah has created you free.

Be like the flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushes it.

Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.

Do not disappoint the one whose hope lies in you.

If you succeed in misleading somebody, Do not think of him of being a big fool, Rather think about how he trusted you.

Anger is like a ball of fire, but if you swallow it, it’s sweeter than honey.

Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful.

The moment you start arguing with an ignorant fool, you have already lost.

Do not try to run after him who tries to avoid you.

Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you, because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters inside the boat, it sinks.

A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under the control of his mind.

Success is the result of foresight and resolution, foresight depends on upon deep thinking and planning and the most important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself.

There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

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

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.

Sometimes Allah takes everything away from a person to help him find his lord.

Attitude and way of speaking reflects the true picture of human.

Take your words into account as part of your action, and do not say anything unless it is good.

This is the list of quotes and saying of Hazrat Ali (R.A), if you have any other quote please let us know in comments. His Quotes are great source of knowledge.

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