Our Salaf: A man said to Ibn Umar, ”O you the best of the people….
A man said to Abdullaah Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhumaa): “O you the best of the people and the son of the best of the people!” So Ibn Umar said, “I am neither the best of the people nor the son of the best of the people; rather I am a slave from the slaves of Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic). I have hope in Allaah and I fear Him. By Allaah! You do not leave a man alone until you destroy him.”
[Sifatus Safwah 1/204]