Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 15 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

A fool is pleased by flattery like the inflated heel of a corpse that has the appearance of fatness.

Take care not to listen to the voice of a flatterer
Who expects cheaply to derive profit from thee.
If one day thou failest to satisfy his wishes
He enumerates two hundred faults of thine.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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