Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee (d.204H) – rahimahullaah -said:
“O my soul! It is not, except a few days of patience;
As if the extent were but a few dreams.
O my soul! Pass quickly on through this world;
And leave it, for indeed life lies ahead of it.”
Related by Ibn Rajab in Fadl ‘Ilmus-Salaf (p.63)
The Yearning of the Pious for Paradise