Mu’awiyah on Hilm: Man has little insight until he is forbearing

Ibn ‘Asakir reported: Mu’awiyah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man will not achieve the range of insight until his forbearance overcomes his ignorance, and his patience overcomes his desires. He will not achieve that unless his forbearance is strong.”

Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 63923

عن ابن عساكر مُعَاوِيَةُ رضي الله عنه لا يَبْلُغُ الرَّجُلُ مَبْلَغَ الرَّأْيِ حَتَّى يَغْلِبَ حِلْمُهُ جَهْلَهُ وَصَبْرُهُ شَهْوَتَهُ وَلا يَبْلُغُ ذَلِكَ إِلا بِقُوَّةِ الْحِلْمِ

63923 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر