You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.

— Saadi

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I fear God the most, but after Him, I fear those who don't fear Him.


A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.


Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.

If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.


Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.


The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence.

When the calamity of time affects one limb, the other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others, You are unworthy to be called by the name of a human.


When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.


The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.


If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.


The heart is like a musical instrument of many strings, all the chords of which require putting in harmony.


The hand of liberality is stronger than the arm of power.


Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches.

I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed.


A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.


About Saadi

Quotes 172 sayings
Nationality Iranian
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity.


A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.


Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.


When a man appreciates only eating and sleeping, what excellence has he over the reptiles?


Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.


The world is not a courtroom There is no judge no jury no plaintiff.

This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God.


Ants, fighting together, will vanquish the lion.


When you see contention amongst your enemies, go and sit at ease with your friends; but when you see them of one mind, string your bow, and place stones upon the ramparts.


Anger that has no limit causes terror, and unseasonable kindness does away with respect. Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume.


People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.


In the sea there are countless treasures, But if you desire safety, it is on the shore.


A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.


Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.


A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.


Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.


He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.


He who learns, and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden with a load of books. Does the ass comprehend whether he carries on his back a library or a bundle of faggots?


However much you study, you cannot know without action.

A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise man. Empty of essence, what learning has he whether upon him is firewood or book?


Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.


Wherever the tree of beneficence takes root, it sends forth branches beyond the sky!


Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage.


Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste.


The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.


Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.


Man is, beyond dispute, the most excellent of created beings, and the vilest animal is a dog; but the sages agree that a grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.


I have often found a small stream at its fountain-head, that, when followed up, carried away the camel with his load.


A lovely face is the solace of wounded hearts and the key of locked-up gates.


He who is indifferent to the suffering of others is a traitor to that which is truly human.


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.


A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal;

the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.


Have patience. Everything is difficult before it is easy.


The severity of the master is more useful than the indulgence of the father.


That sorrow which is the harbinger of joy is preferable to the joy which is followed by sorrow.


The wise man tells not what he knows.

It is not prudent to sport with one's head by revealing the king's secrets.


Oman overall has great animal and plant biodiversity because it has mountains, desert, coastal areas and rich coral reefs.


Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.


No person learned the art of archery from me, who did not in the end make me his target.