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 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 13||1/1/2004|
|285.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 02||1/1/2004|
|286.||Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 19||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 ...
The book of the Gulistan has been completed, and Allah had been invoked for aid! By the grace of the Almighty, may his name be honoured, throughout the work the custom of authors to insert verses from ancient writers by way of loan, has not been followed.
To adorn oneself with one’s own rag
Is better than to ask for the loan of a robe.
Most of the utterances of Sa’di being exhilarant and mixed with pleasantry, shortsighted persons have on this account lengthened