Sa’id on Hilm: A real man does not disparage others

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’id ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.”

Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 119

عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْعَاصِ رحمه الله مَا شَتَمْتُ رَجُلا مُنْذُ كُنْتُ رَجُلا

119 الحلم لابن أبي الدنيا ستر زلة الكريم من الحلم