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Sa'di Quotes
Brief author info: Sa'di (born Muslih-uddin; c. 1184-1291) Pen name of Musharrif-uddin. Persian poet.
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Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.
It is wrong to follow the advice of an adversary; nevertheless it is right to hear it, that you may do the contrary; and this is the essence of good policy.
Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage.
A dog will never forget the crumb thou gavest him, though thou mayst afterwards throw a hundred stones at his head.
Court the society of a superior, and make much of the opportunity; for in the company of an equal thy good fortune must decline.
A little beauty is preferable to much wealth.
Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, and the holy man without learning.
Every person thinks his own intellect perfect, and his own child handsome.
If thou tellest the sorrows of thy heart, let it be to him in whose countenance thou mayst be assured of prompt consolation.
If thou covetest riches, ask not but for contentment, which is an immense treasure.
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