وقال عليه السلام لرجل رآه يسعى على عدوٍّ له بما فيه إِضرار بنفسه: إنَّمَا أَنْتَ كَالطَّاعِنِ نَفْسَهُ لِيَقْتُلَ رِدْفَهُ۔

He (a.s.) saw a man busy against his enemy with what was harmful to himself too, so he said: You are like one who pierces a spear through himself in order to kill the person sitting behind him.

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He (a.s.) saw a man busy against his enemy with what was harmful to...

— Imam Ali a.s.
(Nahj al-Balagha — Peak of Eloquence: Hadith #296)

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