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100 Saadi Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Saadi Sayings: Posion kills only where there is no antidote. Posion kills only where there is no antidote.
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Saadi Sayings: A lovely face is the solace of wounded hearts and the key of locked-up gates. A lovely face is the solace of wounded hearts and the key of locked-up gates.
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Saadi Sayings: An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.
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Saadi Sayings: O Contentment, make me rich! for without thee there is no wealth. O Contentment, make me rich! for without thee there is no wealth.
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Saadi Sayings: I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not. I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
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Saadi Sayings: No person learned the art of archery from me, who did not in the end No person learned the art of archery from me,
who did not in the end make me his target.
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Saadi Sayings: Where the hand of tyranny is long we do not see the lips of men Where the hand of tyranny is long we do not see the lips of men open with laughter.
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Saadi Sayings: Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.
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Saadi Sayings: Human beings are members of a wholeIn creation of one essence and soulIf one member 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
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Saadi Sayings: If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.
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Saadi Sayings: He who, when he hath the power, doeth not good, when he loses the means He who, when he hath the power, doeth not good, when he loses the means will suffer distress. There is not a more unfortunate wretch than the oppressor; for in the day of adversity nobody is his friend.
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Saadi Sayings: Much contention and strife will arise in that house where the wife shall get up Much contention and strife will arise in that house where the wife shall get up dissatisfied with her husband.
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Saadi Sayings: Obedience insures greatness, whilst disobedience leads to a repulse. Whosoever possesseth the qualities of righteousness Obedience insures greatness, whilst disobedience leads to a repulse. Whosoever possesseth the qualities of righteousness placeth his head on the threshold of obedience.
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Saadi Sayings: Whenever thy hand can reach it, tear out the foe's brain, for such an opportunity Whenever thy hand can reach it, tear out the foe's brain, for such an opportunity washes anger from the mind.
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Saadi Sayings: To be over much facetious is the accomplishment of courtiers and blemish of the wise. To be over much facetious is the accomplishment of courtiers and blemish of the wise.
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Saadi Sayings: That knave preserves the pearl in his purse who considers all people purse-cuts. That knave preserves the pearl in his purse who considers all people purse-cuts.
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Saadi Sayings: Court the society of a superior, and make much of the opportunity; for in the Court the society of a superior, and make much of the opportunity; for in the company of an equal thy good fortune must decline.
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Saadi Sayings: However much you study, you cannot know without action. A donkey laden with books is 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?
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Saadi Sayings: Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.
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Saadi Sayings: That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach; what is allotted you will find That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach; what is allotted you will find wherever you may be.
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Saadi Sayings: If thou art of elephant-strength or of lion-claw, still peace is, in my opinion, better If thou art of elephant-strength or of lion-claw, still peace is, in my opinion, better than strife.
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Saadi Sayings: Be sure, either that thou art stronger than thine enemy, or that thou hast a Be sure, either that thou art stronger than thine enemy, or that thou hast a swifter pair of heels.
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Saadi Sayings: The stranger has no friend, unless it be a stranger. The stranger has no friend, unless it be a stranger.
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Saadi Sayings: Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice. Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.
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Saadi Sayings: The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of 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.
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Saadi Sayings: He will deal harshly by a stranger who has not been himself often a traveller He will deal harshly by a stranger who has not been himself often a traveller or stranger.
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Saadi Sayings: When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
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Saadi Sayings: When you see contention amongst your enemies, go and sit at ease with your friends; 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.
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Saadi Sayings: All is going well so far. There are some remarks here and there and there All is going well so far. There are some remarks here and there and there are some complaints here and there but we expect to resolve those questions or complaints Sunday and the next day.
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Saadi Sayings: Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.
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Saadi Sayings: The greedy man is incontent with a whole world set before him. The greedy man is incontent with a whole world set before him.
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Saadi Sayings: Do to me, O Allah, what is worthy of Thee; And not what is worthy Do to me, O Allah, what is worthy of Thee; And not what is worthy of me.
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Saadi Sayings: However much you are read in theory, if thou hast no practice thou art ignorant However much you are read in theory, if thou hast no practice thou art ignorant
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Saadi Sayings: It's no virtue to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person. It's no virtue to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person.
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Saadi Sayings: I have never seen a man lost who was on a straight path. I have never seen a man lost who was on a straight path.
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Saadi Sayings: The rose and thorn, the treasure and dragon, joy and sorrow, all mingle into one. The rose and thorn, the treasure and dragon, joy and sorrow, all mingle into one.
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Saadi Sayings: Poverty snatches the reins out of the hand of piety. Poverty snatches the reins out of the hand of piety.
Saadi Sayings: Capacity without education is deplorable, and education without capacity is thrown away. Capacity without education is deplorable, and education without capacity is thrown away.
Saadi Sayings: The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds another bird in the The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds another bird in the snare. Take warning by the misfortunes of others, that others may not take example from you.
Saadi Sayings: Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste. Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste.
Saadi Sayings: Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, and the holy man without learning.
Saadi Sayings: Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, it all.
Saadi Sayings: I have often found a small stream at its fountain-head, that, when followed up, carried I have often found a small stream at its fountain-head, that, when followed up, carried away the camel with his load.
Saadi Sayings: The whelp of a wolf must prove a wolf at last, notwithstanding he may be The whelp of a wolf must prove a wolf at last, notwithstanding he may be brought up by a man.
Saadi Sayings: Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
Saadi Sayings: Joy and sorrow, beauty and deformity, equally pass away. Joy and sorrow, beauty and deformity, equally pass away.
Saadi Sayings: Your love renders you impatient and disturbed.With such sincerity you haveplaced your head at her Your love renders you impatient and disturbed.
With such sincerity you have
placed your head at her feet that
you are oblivious to the world.
When in the eyes of your beloved riches don't count, gold and dust are as one to you.
You say that she dwells in your eyes - if they be closed, she is in your mind.
If she demands your life, you place
it in her hand; if she places a sword
upon your head, you hold it forward.
When earthly love produces such confusion and demands such obedience, don't you wonder if travelers of the road of God remain engulfed in the Ocean of Reality?
Saadi Sayings: The lover I am; it befits me to burn;but what is the reason for your The lover I am; it befits me to burn;
but what is the reason for your weeping and burning?
The candle replied: 'Oh my ill-fated lover,
a honey-sweet [shirin] friend went away from me.
Someone like Shirin has deserted me;
there is fire on my head, as it was on Farhad's.'
The candle continued, while a painful flood
each moment gushed down on his yellow cheeks:
'Pretender, this love is not your game,
as you have no patience, no strength to stand.
Untouched you shrink from a single flame,
whereas I stand still until I am consumed.
If the fire of love has scorched your wings,
look at me: it burned me from head to foot.
Saadi Sayings: He taught people with his best way. He showed his beauty. He was all good He taught people with his best way. He showed his beauty. He was all good so peace be on him and his family.
Saadi Sayings: He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God. He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
Saadi Sayings: Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye. Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
Saadi Sayings: Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.
Saadi Sayings: There is no great difficulty to separate the soul from the body, but it is There is no great difficulty to separate the soul from the body, but it is not so easy to restore life to the dead.
Saadi Sayings: To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish. To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
Saadi Sayings: No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of the desire of his heart.
Saadi Sayings: Expose not the secret failings of mankind, otherwise you must verily bring scandal upon them Expose not the secret failings of mankind, otherwise you must verily bring scandal upon them and distrust upon yourself.
Saadi Sayings: Liberty is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose Liberty is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose it. Be assured that men most commonly seek to oblige thee only that they may engage thee to serve them.
Saadi Sayings: The sea does not contain all the pearls, the earth does not enclose all the The sea does not contain all the pearls, the earth does not enclose all the treasures, and the flint-stone does not inclose all the diamonds, since the head of man encloses wisdom.
Saadi Sayings: People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
Saadi Sayings: Publish not men's secret faults, for by disgracing them you make yourself of no repute. Publish not men's secret faults, for by disgracing them you make yourself of no repute.
Saadi Sayings: The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence. 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.
Saadi Sayings: Keep belly lightly loaded, if mind would wisdom see;For bodies crammed to bursting, make empty Keep belly lightly loaded, if mind would wisdom see;For bodies crammed to bursting, make empty souls to be.
Saadi Sayings: Though someday we may become as eloquent as Sahban, but we might also miss the Though someday we may become as eloquent as Sahban, but we might also miss the essence of the Forgiving One.
Saadi Sayings: Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.
Saadi Sayings: It is better to break off a thousand friendships, than to endure the sight of It is better to break off a thousand friendships, than to endure the sight of a single enemy.
Saadi Sayings: Be not in the desire of thine own ease. Be not in the desire of thine own ease.
Saadi Sayings: A dog will never forget the crumb thou gavest him, though thou mayst afterwards throw A dog will never forget the crumb thou gavest him, though thou mayst afterwards throw a hundred stones at his head.
Saadi Sayings: Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin. Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.
Saadi Sayings: Take care how you listen to the voice of the flatterer, who, in return for Take care how you listen to the voice of the flatterer, who, in return for his little stock, expects to derive from you considerable advantage. If one day you do not comply with his wishes, be imputes to you two hundred defects instead of perfections.
Saadi Sayings: Obedience is not truly performed by the body of him whose heart is dissatisfied. The Obedience is not truly performed by the body of him whose heart is dissatisfied. The shell without a kernel is not fit for store.
Saadi Sayings: If a piece of worthless stone can bruise a cup of gold, its worth is If a piece of worthless stone can bruise a cup of gold, its worth is not increased, nor that of the gold diminished.
Saadi Sayings: That sorrow which is the harbinger of joy is preferable to the joy which is That sorrow which is the harbinger of joy is preferable to the joy which is followed by sorrow.
Saadi Sayings: So long as money can answer, it were wrong in any business to put the So long as money can answer, it were wrong in any business to put the life in danger.
Saadi Sayings: When a mean wretch cannot vie with another in virtue, out of his wickedness he When a mean wretch cannot vie with another in virtue, out of his wickedness he begins to slander. The abject envious wretch will slander the virtuous man when absent, but when brought face to face his loquacious tongue becomes dumb.
Saadi Sayings: Beware the build-up of an inward wound,For it will at last burst forth;Avoid, while you Beware the build-up of an inward wound,
For it will at last burst forth;
Avoid, while you can, distress to one heart,
For a single moan can quake the Earth.
Saadi Sayings: All human beings are limbs of the same body. God created them from the same All human beings are limbs of the same body. God created them from the same essence. If one part of the body suffers pain, then the whole body is affected. If you are indifferent to this pain, you cannot be called a human being.
Saadi Sayings: He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labored in his fields, but did not sow
Saadi Sayings: Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God. Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.
Saadi Sayings: When thou seest thine enemy in trouble, curl not thy whiskers in contempt; for in When thou seest thine enemy in trouble, curl not thy whiskers in contempt; for in every bone there is marrow, and within every jacket there is a man.
Saadi Sayings: Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become and enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
Saadi Sayings: It is safer to be silent than to reveal one's secret to any one, and It is safer to be silent than to reveal one's secret to any one, and telling him not to mention it.
Saadi Sayings: A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings. A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.
Saadi Sayings: Riches are intended for the comfort of life, and not life for the purpose of Riches are intended for the comfort of life, and not life for the purpose of hoarding riches.
Saadi Sayings: If wisdom was to cease throughout the world, no one would suspect himself of ignorance. If wisdom was to cease throughout the world, no one would suspect himself of ignorance.
Saadi Sayings: Holiness comes by holy deeds. Not starving flesh of daily needs. Holiness comes by holy deeds. Not starving flesh of daily needs.
Saadi Sayings: Now that another is suffering pain at thy hand, trust not that thy heart shall Now that another is suffering pain at thy hand, trust not that thy heart shall be exempt from affliction.
Saadi Sayings: Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity.
Saadi Sayings: Most of the birds of the Old World can be found here, as Oman is Most of the birds of the Old World can be found here, as Oman is on a strategic route for migrating birds.
Saadi Sayings: Shut the door of that house of pleasure which you hear resounding with the loud Shut the door of that house of pleasure which you hear resounding with the loud voice of a woman.
Saadi Sayings: Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage. Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage.
Saadi Sayings: A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
Saadi Sayings: Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not ointment to the wound of an oppressor. Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not ointment to the wound of an oppressor.
Saadi Sayings: When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but fate had other ideas.
Saadi Sayings: Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Saadi Sayings: Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.
Saadi Sayings: A tree, freshly rooted, may be pulled up by one man on his own. Give A tree, freshly rooted, may be pulled up by one man on his own. Give it time, and it will not be moved, even with a crane
Saadi Sayings: Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself.
Saadi Sayings: To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber: for though the wound To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber: for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
Saadi Sayings: The covetous map explores the whole world in pursuit of a subsistence, and fate is The covetous map explores the whole world in pursuit of a subsistence, and fate is close at his heels.
Saadi Sayings: The remedy against want is to moderate your desires. The remedy against want is to moderate your desires.