الإمام محمد الباقر (عليه السَّلام):
الإمامُ الباقرُ عليه السلام ـ فيما كَتَبَ إلى سَعدِ الخَيرِ ـ : إنّ اللّهَ عَزَّ و جلَّ يَقِي بِالتَّقوى عَنِ العَبدِ ما عَزُبَ عَنهُ عَقلُهُ ، و يُجَلِّي بِالتَّقوى عَنهُ عَماهُ و جَهلَهُ ، و بِالتَّقوى نَجا نُوحٌ و مَن مَعهُ في السَّفينَةِ ، و صالِحٌ و مَن مَعهُ مِن الصّاعِقَةِ ، و بِالتَّقوى فازَ الصّابِرونَ ، و نَجَتْ تِلكَ العُصَبُ مِن المَهالِكِ .
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as):
Imam al-Baqir (as), in a letter that he wrote to Sad al-Khayr, said, 'Allah protects a servant, as a result of his Godwariness, from a thing which his intellect is distant from [he cannot grasp it], and He illuminates him from blindness and ignorance as a result of his Godwariness. Noah and those with him were saved in the ark and Salih and those with him were saved from the thunderbolt, on account of their Godwariness. The patient ones are victorious and those groups were saved from destruction through Godwariness.'