Thus ease comes from considering this world to be insignificant, giving up one's enjoyment of it, and removing the impurity of what is forbidden or doubtful. A person closes the door of pride on himself once he recognizes this; he flees from wrong actions and opens the door of humility, regret and modesty. He strives to carry out Allah swt's commands and to avoid His prohibitions, seeking a good end and excellent proximity to Allah swt. He locks himself in the prison of fear, steadfastness, and the restraint of his appetites until he reaches the safety of Allah swt in the world to come and tastes the food of His good pleasure. If he intends that, everything else means nothing to him.
Imam Sadiq (as), Lantern of the Path
It is narrated that Imam Zainul Abideen (as) has said:
The richest of people is [one] who is satisfied with
what Allah has
chosen for him.
The Masterpieces of the Intellects
Page 327 Hadith Number 5
Compiled by Abu Muhammad al-Hassan bin Ali bin
al-Hussein bin Shuba
Translated by Badr Shahin
It is narrated that Imam Muhammad Baqir (as) has
narrated from Imam Ali (as)
Indeed, he who treats people fairly even though it be
to his detriment, is only increased in worth and
honor by Allah.
Combat with Self
Page 120 Hadith number 20525
Muhammad b al_Hasan al-Hurr al-Amili
Translated by Nazmina A Virjee
It is narrated that Imam Ali (as) has said:
If a person thinks well of you, make his idea hold
A Bundle of Flowers from the garden of traditions of
the Prophet &
his Ahlul-Bayt (as)
Compiled by Ayatullah Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani
Translated by Sayyid Abbas Sadr-ameli
I am as My servant thinks I am.
I am with him when he makes mention of Me.
If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention
of him to Myself;
and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make
mention of him in an assembly better than it.
And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw
near to him a fathom's length.
And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.
Hadith Qudsi http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/hadithqudsi.htm
It is narrated that Imam Sadiq (as) has said:
Dua is more forceful than a sword.