"My God, who can have tasted the sweetness of Thy love, then wanted another in place of Thee?"Imam al-Sajjad (as)
"I swear by God that to pass the whole night of mine awake on the poisonous thorns of the desert and be drawn in the chains around my neck fettered, is more pleasant to me than to meet God when I have done injustice even to a single one of His creatures or have usurped anything belonging to somebody else."Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Tafsir Mahdi Puya p. 723
"The story of martyrdom is so sensitive, so belovedly exciting that it pulls the spirit towards the fire. It paralyses logic. It weakens speech. It even makes thinking difficult. Martyrdom is a mixture of a refined love and a deep, complex wisdom."Ali Shariati, Arise and Bear Witness
Shah e mardan Ali
"Oh my honourable mother Fatima (س), they wasted your respect and dignity, and did not regard the sanctity of God."Imam Musa al-Kazim (ع) Jila al-Ayoon
"One should praise only God and condemn only his own self."
Imam Ali (as)Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 16