Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 62 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

Who panders to his passions will not cultivate accomplishments and who possesses none is not suitable for a high position.

Have no mercy on a voracious ox
Who sleeps a great deal and eats much.
If thou wantest to have fatness like an ox,
Yield thy body to the tyranny of people like an ass.









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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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