Zaid asked: What is the most abject act?
He replied: Gathering wealth greedily.
Zaid asked: Who is the worst friend?
He replied: One who presents sins as beautiful acts.
Zaid asked: Which invitation is most misleading?
He replied: One who calls people to what he does not have himself.
Zaid asked: Who is the most stupid?
He replied: One who is deceived by this world while he notices the unstableness of it.
Zaid asked: Who is most consistent on his word?
He replied: One who is not deceived by people through himself and the world through its shine and shimmer.

(Selection taken from the book, Man La Yahdorohoo al-Faqih, vol. 4, pp. 381-384)