Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
The oldest, shortest words - "yes' and "no" - are those which require the most thought.
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will
A thought is an idea in transit.
Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny? / He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels, / And He created the jinn of a flame of fire.
It's still early in the year. They're right. You've got to prove it.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.