Nahj al-Balagha Hadith n. 463

Selections from The Sayings and Preaching of Amir al-Muminin Ali ibn Abi Talib (Peace Be Upon Him) Including His Replies to Questions and Maxims Expressed for Various Purposes.
Translated by Sayyid Ali Reza

وَقَالَ (عليه ‏السلام):

Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:

الدُّنْيَا خُلِقَتْ لِغَيْرِهَا،

This world has been created for other than itself

ولَمْ تُخْلَقْ لِنَفْسِهَا.

and has not been created for itself.