A drawing of the different schools of law (maḏāhib) in Islam (both extant and extinct) and how they are all equally connected to the pure Source of the Sharīʿah, and are therefore all equal. Drawn by Shaykh Alī al-Khawwas. (source)
My God, how could you drive away a poor beggar who seeks refuge in you from sins, fleeing to you? (Dua al Sabah)
You invite in a witness when you want to speak well of yourselves; and when you have misled him into thinking well of you, you then think well of yourselves.
It is not only he who speaks contrary to what he knows who lies, but even more he who speaks contrary to what he does not know. And thus you speak of yourselves in your dealing with others and deceive your neighbor with yourselves.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Tbh, I don’t know which is my favorite but I did read Nietzsche’s ‘Thus spoke Zarathustra’ more than once. Amazing work by him. ;)
"There is a natural endowment in people’s dispositions. That is to say, some are born with a positive disposition, while others have a dark disposition. This is called the natural state.
So a tiger is born with stripes, a phoenix naturally has five colors, a fine steed can run a thousand mile without training, a crane has six wings on a chick, white jade is lustrous without polish, gold is inherently brighter than tile or stone. These are each natural characteristics, with nothing artificial.
People are the same way. They are born with some good in them, but those who have not developed and sustained it may be in some respect like the clear moon or bright sun, but in another respect a dark indifference develops. So unless people set aside what they’ve attained in order to remedy their ignorance, transforming their disposition this very day, they are not fully human.”
- Yamaga Sokō, The Way of the Knight