I asked al-Hasan al-Basree about something, and said [to him]: The jurists are saying such-and-such.
Indeed, a man will certainly become full from speech (talking too much), just as he will become full from food (eating too much).
I have not seen anyone resemble the companions of Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) more than al-Hasan al-Basree.
Yahya ibn Waththaab read the entire Qur.aan to ‘Ubayd ibn Nudhaylah – a companion of ‘Alqamah, and with him he memorised an aayah every day.
Indeed, you are unable to please all of the people, so rectify that which is between you and Allaah, and do not concern yourself with [what] the people [may think or say].
‘Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak was gratefully rich, [and] his wealth amounted to about 400,000 [deenars].