64. There Are Four Types of People

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4-77 حدثني أبي، ومحمد بن الحسن رضي الله عنهما قالا: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن الهيثم بن أبي مسروق النهدي بإسناده يرفعه إلى الحسن بن علي عليهما السلام قال:الناس أربعة: فمنهم من له خلق ولا خلاق له، ومنهم من له خلاق ولا خلق له، ومنهم من لا خلق ولا خلاق له، وذلك [من] شر الناس، ومنهم من له خلق وخلاق فذلك خير الناس


4-77 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father and Muhammad ibn al-Hassan - may God be pleased with them - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Al-Haysam ibn Abi Masruq al-Nehdi who linked it up through a chain of narrators to Al-Hassan ibn Ali (MGB), “There are four types of people. Some people are good-tempered but poor. Some people are wealthy but bad-tempered. Some people are neither good-tempered nor wealthy. They are the worst of the people. However, there are some people who are both good-tempered and wealthy. They are the best of the people.”