Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 03 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

A weak man trying to show his prowess off against a strong one only aids his foe to encompass his own destruction.

What strength has one brought up in the shade
To go against champions in a fight?
A man with weak arms in his folly throws
His fist upon a man with iron claws.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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