Al-Shafi’i on Knowledge: I desire no praise for teaching

Ibn Abi Hatim reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never debated anyone and loved for him to be wrong. There is no knowledge in my heart but that I wish everyone could have it and attribute none of it to me.”

Source: Ādāb al-Shāfi’ī wa Manāqibuh 78

عن ابن أبي حاتم قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ رحمه الله مَا نَاظَرْتُ أَحَدًا فَأَحْبَبْتُ أَنْ يُخْطِئَ وَمَا فِي قَلْبِي مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلا وَدِدْتُ أَنَّهُ عِنْدَ كُلِّ أَحَدٍ وَلا يُنْسَبُ إِلَيَّ

78 آداب الشافعي ومناقبه