Muhammad Ali’s advice to his daughters

An incident transpired when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing.

Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to.

Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”

He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”


Courtesy: Black Dads Rock.

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Repost : Friendship Quotes

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another. (Thomas Hughes)

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. (D.T. Gentry)

Friendship takes many years to establish; so do not fall out with a friend over a single disagreement. (Sadi, “Gulistan”)

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. (Oscar Wilde)

Do not reveal to friends all the secrets you possess; they may one day become enemies. Do not inflict on enemies every injury in your power; they may one day become friends. (Sadi, “Gulistan”)

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. (Joseph Conrad)

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. (Blaise Pascal)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you. ( Dale Carnegie)

True friends are like jewels, precious and rare. False ones are like autumn leaves, found everywhere. (Unknown)

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? (Abraham Lincoln)

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. (Joan Churton Collins)

Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. (Irish saying)

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.(Elizabeth Foley)

You are my friend when you can guard my failure, challenge my thought and celebrate my success. (Unknown)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. (Henry B. Adams)

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. (Len Wein)

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. (Jim Morrison)

A friend is the person who knows all about you and still loves you. (Elbert Hubbert)

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right. (Mark Twain)

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. (Albert Camus)

It is a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his. (Benjamin Franklin)

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend. (Solon)

My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would give you the ability to see yourself as others see you… then you would realize what a truly special person you are. (Barbara A. Billings)

“Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. (Louisa May Alcott)

The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend. (Ann Kaiser Stearns)

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. (from The Pioneer Girls Leaders’ Handbook)

You were not born to fail

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail. – Og Mandino

For man is never a satisfied being

Prophet Muhammad’s s.a.w sayings: A man among the people of Paradise will ask Allah swt for permission to plant crops. Allah swt will say to him, Haven’t you received all that you wanted? He answered : Yes, but I would like to grow plants. So he sowed seeds and the plants poked up tops and grew erect and ripened and instantly were like mountains. And Allah swt said:  Here you are, O son of Adam; indeed nothing satisfies you.