Saadi Shirazi Poems

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111.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 24

Whoever associates with bad people will see no good.

If an angel associates with a demon
He will learn from him fear, fraud and hypocrisy.
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112.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 40

113.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 21

Whatever thou perceivest will become known to thee in due course of time. Make no haste in asking for it, else the awe of thy dignity will be lessened.

When Loqman saw that in the hands of David
All iron became by miracle soft like wax,
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114.
Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 11

115.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 07

116.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 19

Ask not a dervish in poor circumstances, and in the distress of a year of famine, how he feels, unless thou art ready to apply a salve to his wound or to provide him with a maintenance.

When thou seest an ass, fallen in mud with his load,
Have mercy in thy heart and step not on his head.
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117.
Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 07

I heard a philosopher say that no one has ever made a confession of his own folly except he who begins speaking, whilst another has not yet finished his talk.

Words have a head, O shrewd man, and a tail.
Do not insert thy words between words of others.
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118.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 05

Speak so between two enemies that thou mayest not be put to shame if they become friends.

Between two men contention is like fire,
The ill-starred back-biter being the wood-carrier.
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119.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 06

120.
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 35

Be not astonished when a wise man ceases to speak in company of vile persons, since the melody of a harp cannot overcome the noise of a drum and the perfume of ambergris must succumb to the stench of rotten garlic.

A blatant ignoramus proudly lifted his neck
Because he had overcome a scholar by his impudence.
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