He who follows his desires, it blinds him, deafens him, humiliates him, and leads him astray.

قَلَّ مَن غَرِيَ بِاللَّذّاتِ إلّا كانَ بِها هَلاكُهُ . ح: 6813

It is seldom that he who is seduced by pleasures is not destroyed by them. H: 6813

مَنِ اتَّبَعَ هَواهُ أعماهُ ، وأصَمَّهُ ، وأذَلَّهُ ، وأضَلَّهُ . ح: 9168

He who follows his desires, it blinds him, deafens him, humiliates him, and leads him astray. H: 9168

مَن أطاعَ نَفسَهُ في شَهَواتِها فَقد أعانَها على‏ هُلْكِها . ح: 8794

He who obeys his self in its desires has aided in its destruction. H: 8794

سوءُ التَّدبيرِ سَبَبُ التَّدميرِ. ح: 5571

Mismanagement causes destruction. H: 5571

مَن ساءَ تَدبيرُهُ كانَ هَلاكُهُ في تَدبيرِهِ. ح: 8768

He who mismanages, his destruction will lie in his mismanagement. H: 8768

يُستَدَلُّ عَلى إدبارِ الدُّوَلِ بِأَربَعٍ: تَضييعِ الاُصولِ، وَالتَّمَسُّكِ بِالفُروعِ  ، وتَقديمِ الأَراذِلِ، وتَأخيرِ الأَفاضِلِ. ح: 10965

There are four reasons for states to decline: violating the principles, holding onto the secondary things, giving priority to the villainous and putting aside the elite. H: 10956

تَوَلِّي الأَراذِلِ وَالأَحداثِ الدُّوَلَ دَليلُ انحِلالِها وإدبارِها. ح: 4523

The coming to power of the villainous and the parvenu is an indication of its [the state’s] dissolution and decline. H: 4523

مَن ساءَ تَدبيرُهُ تَعَجَّلَ تَدميرُهُ. ح: 7906

He who mismanages will hasten his destruction. H: 7906

لا يَزالُ النّاسُ بِخَير ما تَفاوَتوا، فَإِذَا اسَتَوا هَلَكوا. ح: 289

People will prosper as long as they differ. Then when they become alike they will be ruined. H: 289

مَن تَأَخَّرَ تَدبيرُهُ تَقَدَّمَ تَدميرُهُ. ح: 8045 و 8346

He whose management falls behind [the community] his destruction comes forward. H: 8045 8346

زَوالُ الدُّوَلِ بِاصطِناعِ السِّفَلِ. ح: 5486

The decline of states lies in the employment of the basest of men. H: 5486

فِي احتِقابِ  المَظالِمِ زَوالُ القُدرَةِ. ح: 6512

In continuous wrongdoings lies destruction of power. H: 6512

الجَورُ أحَدُ المُدَمِّرينَ. ح: 1657

Injustice is one of the two destroyers. H: 1657