Saadi Shirazi

[Sa'di] (1814-1291 / Iran)

Saadi Shirazi Poems

121. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 29 1/1/2004
122. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 16 1/1/2004
123. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 09 1/1/2004
124. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 11 1/1/2004
125. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 46 1/1/2004
126. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 13 1/1/2004
127. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Elegant Saying 01 1/1/2004
128. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 25 1/1/2004
129. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 18 1/1/2004
130. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 47 1/1/2004
131. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 48 1/1/2004
132. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 25 1/1/2004
133. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 14 1/1/2004
134. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 15 1/1/2004
135. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 15 1/1/2004
136. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 11 1/1/2004
137. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 10 1/1/2004
138. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 04 1/1/2004
139. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 08 1/1/2004
140. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 19 1/1/2004
141. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 03 1/1/2004
142. Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 07 1/1/2004
143. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 36 1/1/2004
144. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 02 1/1/2004
145. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 07 1/1/2004
146. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 44 1/1/2004
147. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 30 1/1/2004
148. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 43 1/1/2004
149. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 38 1/1/2004
150. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 20 1/1/2004
151. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 12 1/1/2004
152. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 22 1/1/2004
153. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 11 1/1/2004
154. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 22 1/1/2004
155. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 45 1/1/2004
156. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 01 1/1/2004
157. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 04 1/1/2004
158. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 17 1/1/2004
159. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Advice 01 1/1/2004
160. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 04 1/1/2004

Comments about Saadi Shirazi

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (8/12/2016 6:12:00 AM)

    For Western students the Bostan and Golestan have a special attraction; but Saadi is also remembered as a great panegyrist and lyricist, the author of a number of masterly general odes portraying human experience, and also of particular odes such as the lament on the fall of Baghdad after the Mongol invasion in 1258. His lyrics are to be found in Ghazaliyat (Lyrics) and his odes in Qasa'id (Odes) . He is also known for a number of works in Arabic. The peculiar blend of human kindness and cynicism, humour, and resignation displayed in Saadi's works, together with a tendency to avoid the hard dilemma, make him, to many, the most typical and lovable writer in the world of Iranian culture.

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  • D.l. Aceves D.l. Aceves (4/19/2014 12:09:00 AM)

    Someone please fix the date. He was born c.1212 not 1814.

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Best Poem of Saadi Shirazi

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 ...

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Introductory 03

I was one night meditating on the time which had elapsed, repenting of the life I had squandered and perforating the stony mansion of my heart with adamantine tears. 1 I uttered the following verses in conformity with the state of mind:

Every moment a breath of life is spent,
If I consider, not much of it remains.
O thou, whose fifty years have elapsed in sleep,
Wilt thou perhaps overtake them in these five days?
Shame on him who has gone and done no work.

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