Train yourself in good behavior with regards to what you dislike in others.
– Imam Ali (a.s)
Someone asked Jesus as to who was the most superior among men. He bent to the ground and taking two handfulls of the earth in both his hands said,
“Both are the earth but , i.e. all men are equally from the dust and shall return to it but the more superior one in the view of God is the one who is more pious”
The Sixth Holy Imam Jafar ibne Muhammed As-Sadiq said,
The charity which God loves the most, i.e. which is more readily accepted by God is the peace re-established between two quarreling men or groups.
Allah, the Exalted, does not look at your faces, but He looks at your hearts.
– Imam Ali ar-Ridha (Bihar al-Anwar, vol 67, p. 241)
People of Ma’arifat (recognition) see that the worldly people are more concerned about physical death. While more serious is the death of their hearts within their living bodies.”
– Imam Ali (Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 259)