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Patience is the key to contentment.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
(Attributed)
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Men are either learned or learning: the rest are blockheads.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
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Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal (1845), at the opening of the Concord Free Library (CPL 11.504 13)
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Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
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Attributed in Rev. James Wood (ed.) Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources (1893). Also sometimes attributed to Moliere.
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It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011
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A man has sinned enough if he neglects to feed those in need.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Vol. 3, #100
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“What is the best type of Jihad [struggle]?” He answered: “Speaking truth before a tyrannical ruler.”

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Hadith, Riyadh us-Saleheen, vol. 1:195
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If Allah took mankind to task by that which they deserve, He would not leave a living creature on the surface of the earth.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Qur’an, 35.45 (AD 670?) [tr. Pickthall (1953)]
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Kindness is the mark of faith; and whoever has not kindness has not faith.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Mohammed, #254 [tr. Abdullah Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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Actions will be judged according to intentions.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammad [tr. Abdullah Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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You shall not enter Paradise until you have faith, and you will not complete your faith until you love one another.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammad, #176 [tr. al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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Paradise is nearer you than the thongs of your sandals, and the Fire likewise.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammad, #224 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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All God’s creatures are His family; and he is the most beloved of God who does most good to God’s creatures.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammad, #251 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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Acquire knowledge. It enables its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless; it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an ornament among friends and an armor against enemies.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammad, #290 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, #238 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy]
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To spend more time in learning is better than spending more time in praying.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, #277 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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God has not created anything better than Reason. […] Understanding is by it, and God’s wrath is caused by disregard of it.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, #372 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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A sincere repenter of faults is like him who has committed none.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, #391 [tr. A. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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If you derive pleasure from the good which you have performed and you grieve for the evil which you have committed, you are a true believer.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, #67 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]
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To do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you, and to reject for others what you would reject for yourself.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
The Sayings of Muhammed, 138 [tr. Al-Suhrawardy (1941)]

See also the Bible, Matthew 7:12.
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The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Hadith
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In Syed Ameer Ali, A Critical Examination of the Life and Teachings of Mohammed (1873), cited to The Kitâb-ul-Mustarif, ch. 2, and The Mishkât, Bk 22, ch. 18, pt. 3 (from Abu Hurairah)
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God created Reason, and it was the most beautiful being in his creation: and God said to it, “I have not created anything better or more perfect or more beautiful than thou: blessings will come down on mankind on thy account, and they will be judged according to the use they make of thee.”

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
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In Syed Ameer Ali, A Critical Examination of the Life and Teachings of Mohammed (1873), cited to The Kitâb-ul-Mustarif, ch. 2, and The Mishkât, Bk 22, ch. 18, pt. 3 (from Abu Hurairah)
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Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Hadith, Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 9, #473
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The best among you are those who are best to their wives.

Muhammad (570-632) Arabian merchant, prophet, founder of Islam [Mohammed]
Narrated in Ibn Majah, #1978, and Al-Tirmizi, #3895
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