Christ said to his followers: "If people appoint you as their heads, be like tails."
"Blessed is he who sees with his heart but whose heart is not in what he sees."
Christ said, "The world is a bridge. Cross this bridge but do not build upon it."
Christ said, "Be in the middle but walk to the side."
'Abdallah ibn Qutayba, 'Uyun al-Akhbar 1:266; 2:268, 328; 3:21 (Trans. Tarif Khalidi, The Muslim Jesus)