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إنَّ الدُّنيا كَالحَيَّةِ، لَيِّـنٌ مَسُّها، قاتِلٌ سَمُّها، فَأعْرِضْ عَمّا يُعْجِبُكَ فيها لِقِلَّةِ ما يَصْحَبُكَ مِنْها، وَ كُنْ آنَسَ ما تَكُونُ بِها أحْذَرَ ما تَكُونُ مِنْها

This world is like a snake: its skin is soft, but its venom is deadly. Therefore, avoid what you find attractive in it, because you will take little of it when you depart. And as much as it makes you happy, be vigilant.


إنَّ الدُّنيا دارُ فَجائِعَ ، مَنْ عُوجِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِنَفْسِهِ ، وَمَنْ اُمْهِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِأحِبَّتِهِ

Earthly life is an existence of tragedies; he who is being hurried will lose his life, and he who is being delayed will lose his loved ones.


إِنَّمَا حَظُّ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الطُّولِ وَالْعَرْضِ قِيدُ قَدِّهِ مُتَعَفِّراً عَلى خَدِّهِ

Surely, your share of this earth with its great length and width, is merely the size of your body while your cheek is on the dust.

This quote appears in one of the Nahjul Balaghah sermons: sermon 82.


إنَّ هذا الأمْرَ لَيْسَ بِكُمْ بَدَأَ، وَ لا إلَيْكُمُ انْتَهى ، وَ قَدْ كانَ صاحِبُكُمْ هذا يُسافِرُ، فَعُدُّوهُ في بَعْضِ سَفَراتِهِ ، فَإنْ قَدِمَ عَلَيْكُمْ ، وَ إلاّ قَدِمْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ

قاله عليه السلام عند تعزية قوم بميت

Condoling relatives of a deceased person, Ali bin Abi Talib said:

This matter did not start with you, and it does not end with you. Your companion was traveling, so consider him in one of his travels; he will either arrive to your place, or you will arrive to his place.