Bishr on Fame: Love of being famous denies sweetness of faith

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Bishr ibn al-Harith, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not find the sweetness of the Hereafter if he loves to be known by people.”

Source: al-Tawāḍu’ wal-Khumūl 72

عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ بِشْرُ بْنُ الْحَارِثِ رحمه الله  لَا يَجِدُ حَلَاوَةَ الْآخِرَةِ رَجُلٌ يُحِبُّ أَنْ يَعْرِفَهُ النَّاسُ

72 التواضع والخمول لابن أبي الدنيا