Arabian Wisdom, by John Wortabet, , at sacred-texts.com
Most thoughts are wishes.
The thoughts of the wise are more trustworthy than the convictions of fools.
Do not confuse opinions with certainties.
If you are doubtful of a thing let it alone.
Remove doubts by enquiry.
A thing that is heard is not like a thing that is seen.
Do not believe all that you hear.
It is not wise to be sure of a thing only because you think so.
Where there is much difference of opinion it is difficult to know the truth.
To think well of others is a religious duty.
He who thinks well of others is a happy man.
He who has an evil thing in him thinks all men are like him.
If a man think well of you, make his thought true.
A poet says: "It was my habit to think well of others until experience taught me otherwise."
Be well with God and fear nothing.
Most men think well of themselves, and this is self-delusion.