Treasure Island

Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 21


Loqman, being asked from whom he had learnt civility, replied: ‘From those who had no civility because what appeared to me unbecoming in them I refrained from doing.’

Not a word is said even in sport
Without an intelligent man taking advice thereby.
But if a hundred chapters of wisdom are read to a fool
All strike his ear merely as sport.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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