The concern & attention the servant [of Allaah] has for his sins, motivates [him] to abandon them. And his remorse over them is the key to repentance. And, the servant [of Allaah] maintains [this] concern & attention for the sins which he is afflicted by until [his concern & attention] becomes more beneficial for him than some of his good deeds.
Indeed, the people of the Fire [of Hell] shall be weeping in the Fire [of Hell, so much so] that if ships were set to sail upon their tears, they would sail.
I am amazed at the people who take care of themselves by eating food out of fear of dying, yet do not protect themselves from sins out of fear of the Fire.
Indeed whoever prays and fasts, but does not leave off sinning, then it is written that he is a liar.
I have never lied except on one occasion. My father said to me: ‘Have you read to the teacher?’ And I said: ‘Yes’, whereas I had not read to him.