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Khalifa Ali bin Abu Talib - Anecdotes of Ali

He did not want the people to follow in his retinue

One day Ali was riding a horse. Some people followed him and began to walk in his train. He asked them why they were following him. They said that they felt elated to walk in his retinue. He said: "Go back to your business. By walking behind me you will breed feelings of inferiority in yourselves, and infect me with arrogance."

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