Umar on Pleasure: Rather, I wanted to keep my good deeds

Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I surely know best the easy life. If I wished, I would have eaten fine liver and roasted meat, but rather I want to keep my good deeds. Allah Almighty described some people, saying: You exhausted your pleasures during your life in the world and you enjoyed them.” (46:20)

Source: Tafsīr al-Qurṭubī 46:20

عَنِ الْأَحْنَفِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ قال قال عُمَر بْن الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ لَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ بِخَفْضِ الْعَيْشِ وَلَوْ شِئْتُ لَجَعَلْتُ أَكْبَادًا وَصِلَاءً وَصِنَابًا وَصَلَائِقَ وَلَكِنِّي أَسْتَبْقِيَ حَسَنَاتِي فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَصَفَ أَقْوَامًا فَقَالَ أَذْهَبْتُمْ طَيِّبَاتِكُمْ فِي حَيَاتِكُمُ الدُّنْيَا وَاسْتَمْتَعْتُمْ بِهَا

46:20 الجامع لأحكام القرآن سورة الأحقاف