Wisdom from Prophets

 The story of a believer is like that of a branch of a tree which the winds move around. The believer gets pushed around by pains and illnesses. 

The story of a hypocrite is like that of a straight cane which is never bent or harmed until death approaches and it bends down.

Wisdom from Quran

Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion -- the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace.

They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me. If any do reject faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked. So establish regular prayer and give regular charity; and obey the apostle; that ye may receive mercy. Never think thou that the unbelievers are going to frustrate (Allah's plan) on earth: their abode is the Fire, -- and it is indeed an evil refuge! - The Holy Qur'an (24: 55-57)

Wisdom from Imams

Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke. -Imam Ali (a.s.)