„Reason is a free gift from God and politeness is acquisition. He who undertakes politeness has power over it. He who undertakes reason increases (himself) through that nothing but ignorance.“

—  ʿAlī ibn Mūsā ar-Ridā, Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.1, p. 23.

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