Saadi Shirazi Poems
|281.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 27||1/1/2004|
|283.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 26||1/1/2004|
|284.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 02||1/1/2004|
|285.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 19||1/1/2004|
|286.||Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 13||1/1/2004|
|287.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 04||1/1/2004|
|288.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 01||1/1/2004|
|289.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 05||1/1/2004|
Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 19
It is related that, whilst some game was being roasted for Nushirvan the just during a hunting party, no salt could be found. Accordingly a boy was sent to an adjoining village to bring some. Nushirvan said: "Pay for the salt lest it should become a custom and the village be ruined." Having been asked what harm could arise from such a trifling demand, Nushirvan replied: "The foundation of oppression was small in the world but whoever came augmented it so that it reached its present magnitude."
If the king eats one apple from the garden of a subject
His slaves will pull ...
My negligence and backwardness in diligent attendance at the royal court resemble the case of Barzachumihr, whose merits the sages of India were discussing but could at last not reproach him with anything except slowness of speech because he delayed long and his hearers were obliged to wait till he delivered himself of what he had to say. When Barzachumihr heard of this he said: ‘It is better for me to consider what to speak than to repent of what I have spoken.’
A trained orator, old, ag