Wahb on Akhirah: Parable of world and Hereafter is two wives

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The parable of this world and the Hereafter is that of a man with two wives. If he pleases one of them, he will displease the other.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqāʼiq 582

عن ابن مبارك عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رحمه الله قَالَ مَثَلُ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ كَمَثَلِ رَجُلٍ لَهُ ضَرَّتَانِ إِنْ أَرْضَى أَحَدَهُمَا أَسْخَطَ الأخْرَى

582 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك