And it was said that he was called a monk due to his worship and excellence.
If your authority over the people allows you to oppress them, then remember the authority of Allaah over you…
…and he was seldom seen to be smiling.
O my brother, the benefit of getting together is [that it reminds us] to supplicate [for one another].
Never did I sit in the gathering of Sufyaan, except that there was mention of death, [and] never did I see anyone who remembered death more than him.