Time is not an old gypsy man, it is a traveler. There is a difference. Travelers may have a destiny, gypsies don’t.
Jo tha nahi hay, jo hay, na hoga; Yahi hay ik harf e mehrmana
Qareeb tar hay namood jiski; usi ka mushtaq hay zamana
Time is not tempted by bowing peacocks and gold bells (Ralph Hodgson did try).
Time smiles when we offer him to stay.
Aye waqt zara ahista
gar nahi umr-erawan, to chand pal he sahi
Time is the boss, it although might turn into a friend, yet don’t rely, there is time for everyone (everyone, even enemies).
Time is not impressed by occasional good behavior of us because time is not an old gypsy man, it is a cunning experienced traveler. It demands consistency, it demands you to travel with it and not stay.