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By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

When a man appreciates only eating and sleeping, what excellence has he over the reptiles?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

If thou covetest riches, ask not but for contentment, which is an immense treasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

He, who learns and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden, with a load of books.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

When a mean wretch cannot vie with another in virtue, out of his wickedness he begins to slander. The abject envious wretch will slander the virtuous man when absent, but when brought face to face his loquacious tongue becomes dumb.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

No person learned the art of archery from me, who did not in the end make me his target.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labored in his fields, but did not sow

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

He who learns, and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden with a load of books. Does the ass comprehend whether he carries on his back a library or a bundle of faggots?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

To use the hands in making quicklime into mortar is better than to cross them on the breast in attendance on a prince.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence. When the calamity of time affects one limb, the other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others, You are unworthy to be called by the name of a human.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Joy and sorrow, beauty and deformity, equally pass away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Publish not men's secret faults, for by disgracing them you make yourself of no repute.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

I have often found a small stream at its fountain-head, that, when followed up, carried away the camel with his load.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of the desire of his heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

Though someday we may become as eloquent as Sahban, but we might also miss the essence of the Forgiving One.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

If thou tellest the sorrows of thy heart, let it be to him in whose countenance thou mayst be assured of prompt consolation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Man is, beyond dispute, the most excellent of created beings, and the vilest animal is a dog; but the sages agree that a grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

To him who is stinted of food a boiled turnip will relish like a roast fowl.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Every person thinks his own intellect perfect, and his own child handsome.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Have patience. Everything is difficult before it is easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, it all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach; what is allotted you will find wherever you may be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

Whenever thy hand can reach it, tear out the foe's brain, for such an opportunity washes anger from the mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

A man of virtue, judgment, and prudence speaks not until there is silence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Do good even to the wicked; it is as well to shut a dog's mouth with a crumb.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Great God, have pity on the wicked, for thou didst everything for the good, when thou madest them good!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

The sons of Adam are formed from dust; if not humble as the dust, they fall short of being men.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become and enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

If thou art of elephant-strength or of lion-claw, still peace is, in my opinion, better than strife.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

He who lives upon the fruit of his own labor, escapes the contempt of haughty benefactors.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

The stranger has no friend, unless it be a stranger.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

Be generous, and pleasant-tempered, and forgiving; even as God scatter favors over thee, do thou scatter over the people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saadi

If wisdom was to cease throughout the world, no one would suspect himself of ignorance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saadi

The rich man is everywhere expected and at home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saadi

Take care how you listen to the voice of the flatterer, who, in return for his little stock, expects to derive from you considerable advantage. If one day you do not comply with his wishes, be imputes to you two hundred defects instead of perfections.