When you deal with people, in reality you are creating your own personality. You are the one drawing the image that they have of you in their minds. Based on this impression, they decide how to deal with you, and whether to respect you or not. Make sure that the tree is firmly grounded and is not uprooted by the winds, no matter how strong they may be. Just an hour of patience will result in victory. The more intelligent you become, the less ignorant you are. The more your worth increases, the less angry you become. Just like the seas that are not moved by anything. Be like a mountain and no wind will ever shake you!
—Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Rahman Al-‘Arifi
(Read on pg 338, Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Rahman Al-‘Arifi, Enjoy Your Life. Darussalam Publishers. Riyadh.)