Ali ibn Abi Talib — Clergyman

Ali ibn Abi Talib was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, ruling over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661... (wikipedia)

People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.
Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.