Nahj al-Balagha Hadith n. 475

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:

الْقَنَاعَةُ مَالٌ لاَيَنْفَدُ.

Contentment is a wealth that does not exhaust.

قال الرضي: وقد رَوى بعضُهم هذا الكلام عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله.

As-Sayyid ar-Radi says: Some people have related that this is the saying of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his descendants.