Assisting the weak is better for you than your act of charity.
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 446-450.
The worst of men is he who stops his contributions to charity, eats by himself, and whips his slave.
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 335.
Worship is not the abundance of prayer and fasting; rather it is the abundance of reflecting on the affairs of God, the Great and Almighty.
Tabatabaei, Al-Mīzān, vol.8, p. 369 ; Muhammad al-Hur al-Aamili, Wasā'il al-Shī‘ah vol.11, p. 16.
Man is not worshipful unless he is clement.
Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.2, p. 113.
He who reckons his own soul is successful; he who is heedless of it is unsuccessful.
Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.2, p. 111.
Reason is a free gift from God and politeness is acquisition. He who undertakes politeness has power over it. He who undertakes reason increases (himself) through that nothing but ignorance.
Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.1, p. 23.
He who takes himself to account gets benefitted, and the one who gets negligent and careless about himself bears loss. The one who fears (Allah) becomes peaceful, and the one who takes lesson becomes most clear sighted and discerning. He who becomes most clear sighted, understands; and he who understands and comprehends becomes knowledgeable and informed.
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 352.
The one for whom the day of ‘Āshūrā is a day of tragedy, grief and weeping, Allah The Mighty, The Glorious, shall make the Day of Judgment, a day of joy and happiness for him.