Man vs Angels and Beasts

God, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.

–Ali ibn Abi Talib, Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.60, p.299, no.5

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