If the affairs of the leader are upright for you, then increase in praising Allaah and being grateful to Him [for this blessing].
My father would extol praise upon him
I heard my father extol praise upon Ahmad ibn Abil-Hawaaree, and magnify his mention.
In pursuit of praise and status
Nothing closes the door to Allaah like the pursuit of praise and status.
Beware of being deluded and self-amazed by the people’s praise
Beware of being deluded & self-amazed by the people’s praise of you for that which you are not…
Don’t rejoice at people’s praise for you
Don’t rejoice at people’s praise for you, rather ask Allaah if indeed this is true that He increases you from His Bounty…
Three signs of a hypocrite
There are three signs of a hypocrite: He is lazy when alone, and becomes active when others are around him, and keenly carries out tasks when praised.