Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet in the nineteenth century, a contemporary of Mahatma Gandhi and a Nobel prize winner.
Here is a poem from his famous book ‘Gitanjali’:
My desires are many and my cry pitiful, but ever didst thou save me by hard refusals; and this strong mercy has been wrought into my life through and through.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of the simple, great gifts that thou gavest to me unasked—this sky and the light, this body and the life and the mind—saving me from perils of overmuch desire.
There are times when I languidly linger and times when I awaken and hurry in search of my goal; but cruelly thou hidest thyself from before me.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of thy full acceptance by refusing me ever and anon, saving me from perils of weak, uncertain desire.