Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.
The foolish rush to end their lives. Only the steadfast soul survives.
Is anything truly impossible? Or is it that the path to our goals appears too unclear to follow? It seems to me that if you seek hard enough, pray hard enough, you usually stumble across a scattering of breadcrumbs that marks the trail leading to the goal you once considered beyond your reach.
If you want Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, then be persistent in doing the things he loves.
Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily.
But, ah me! Where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?
It's a hard life if you don't weaken.
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
.. For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core.