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Do you suppose that you will enter the Garden without first having suffered like those before you?
They were afflicted by misfortune and hardship, and they were so shaken that even [their] messenger and the believers with him cried,
‘When will God’s help arrive?’ Truly, God’s help is near.
When the messengers lost all hope and realised that they had been dismissed as liars,
Our help came to them:
We saved whoever We pleased, but Our punishment will not be turned away from guilty people.
How will they feel when the angels take them in death and beat their faces and their backs?
Most of what is feared to happen does not in fact happen.
Everything can be taken away from a man except his choice on how he reacts to that.
Dr. Viktor Frankl
Holocaust survivor and author of 'Man’s Search for Meaning'
Be happy for this moment. For this moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam, 11th century Persian poet
I cried because I had no shoes. Until I saw a man who had no feet.
Sa’di of Shiraz, 13th century Persian poet
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world;
there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
We must have felt what it is to die that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
Live, then, and be happy, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope'.
Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo
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