Ibn Wahb on Character: Learning manners best type of knowledge

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ibn Wahb, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “What I learned from the manners of Malik was better than his knowledge.”

Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581

عن ابن عبد البر وقال ابن وهب رحمه الله مَا تَعَلَّمْتُ مِنْ أَدَبِ مَالِكٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ

581 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر