‘Abdullah ibn al-Mas’ood said about the companions (may Allah be pleased with them all):
أنهم أبر الأمة قلوبا, و أعمقها علوما, و أقلها تكلفا
“They have the most pious of hearts from the Ummah, they are the most profound in knowledge and the fewest in speech.”
Source: Ibn Rajab’s book, “Fadl ‘ilm Salaf ala ‘ilm Khalaf” under the the chapter “al-Ibra laysat bikathratil Kalaam”
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