Quotes by Saadi

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

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
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.
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.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
I think thou art in the habit of eating a great deal, and that thy power of restraining appetite is more slender than a hair, whilst an appetite such as thou nourishest would rupture a chain, and a day may come when it will tear thee up.
The advantages of travel are many, such as recreation of the mind entailing profit; seeing of wonderful, and hearing of strange things; recreation in cities, associating with friends, acquisition of dignity, rank, property, the power of discriminating among acquaintances, and gaining experience of the world, as the travelers in the Tariqat have said: "As long as thou walkest about the shop or the house, thou wilt never become a man, O raw fellow! Go and travel in the world, before that day when thou goest from the world."

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