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Brief author info: Saadi (1213-1292) Also spelled Sa'di or Sadi. Persian poet.
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To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
I fear God, and next to God I chiefly fear him who fears him not.
A dog will never forget the crumb thou gavest him, though thou mayest afterwards throw a hundred stones at his head.
Oppose kindness to perverseness. The heavy sword will not cut soft silk; by using sweet words and gentleness you may lead an elephant with a hair.
To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber; for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
They asked Lucman, the Fabulist, From whom did you learn manners? He answered: From the unmannerly.
Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.
That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach; what is allotted you will find wherever you may be.
I shall drink with joy the cup of sorrow because my Beloved is the cup-bearer.
Do good even to the wicked; it is as well to shut a dog's mouth with a crumb.
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