I looked at all friends …

I looked at all friends and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue.

I thought about all the dresses but did not find a better dress than piety.

I thought about all kinds of wealth but did not find a better wealth than contentment in a little.

I thought about all the good deeds but did not find a better deed than offering good advice.

I looked at all types of sustenance but did not find a better sustenance than patience.

– Umar ibn al-Khattab

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