Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 04 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

A learned man who is not abstinent resembles a torchbearer who guides others but does not guide himself.

Who has spent a profitless life
Bought nothing and threw away his gold.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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