The best of actions [are those that] oppose personal desire.
If the remembrance of death departed my heart, I would certainly fear my heart[‘s pursuit of desires] will corrupt me.
The ignorant one is dead, and the forgetful one is asleep, and the sinner is intoxicated, and the one who insists [upon remaining so] will perish.
I only [ever] lied once. ‘Umar asked me about a garment, [and] how much I got it for. So I [lied and] dropped its price by two thirds.