Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 4, Page 563
‘Imraan al-Qaseer said:
I asked al-Hasan al-Basree about something, and said [to him]: The jurists are saying such-and-such.
So he (al-Hasan al-Basree) said:
And have you seen a jurist with your own eyes? Rather, the jurist is an ascetic in this world, [and one who] has sound knowledge about his religion, and is consistent in the worship of his Lord.