Who is Saadi Shirazi

Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif ibn-Abdullah ShiraziSaadi in a Rose garden, from a Mughal manuscript of his work Gulistan, c. 1645Born1210
Shiraz, IranDied1291 or 1292
ShirazSchoolPersian poetry,...
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Saadi Shirazi Poems

  • Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 21
    Loqman, being asked from whom he had learnt civility, replied: â??From those who had no civility because what appeared to me unbecoming in them I refrained from doing.â??

    Not a word is said even in sport
    Without an intelligent man taking advice thereby. ...
  • Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 27
    If every night were to be the night of Qadr, the night of Qadr would be without Qadr.

    If all stones were rubies of Badakhshan,
    The price of rubies and of stones would be the same....
  • Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 19
    Life is in the keeping of a single breath and the world is an existence between two annihilations. Those who sell the religion for the world â??are assesâ??, they sell Joseph but what do â??they buyâ??? Did I not command you, O sons of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan?

    On the word of a foe thou hast broken faith with a friend.
    See from whom thou hast cut thyself off and to whom united....
  • Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 75
    The gambler requires three sixes and only three aces turn up.

    The pasture is a thousand times more pleasant than the racecourse
    But the steed has not the bridle at its option....
  • Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 51
    A man without virility is a woman and an avaricious devote is a highway robber.

    O thou, who hast put on a white robe for a show,
    To be approved of men, whilst the book of thy acts is black. ...
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  • Herrynapit: i'm a persian lover, i love persian wisdom and culture; cyrus cylinder the world's first charter of human rights, the great persian poets molana rumi, saadi shirazi, hafez, and persian mathematician omar khayyam - but i don't like the brutal regime in iran. see the difference?
  • _shadiam: reflecting on this poem and call to action by persian poet saadi shirazi in this new year. written in 1258 ad and carried into the united nations' universal declaration of human rights almost 700 years later in 1948.
  • Rahi_raza89: have patience. all things are difficult before they becomes easy. (shaikh saadi shirazi)
  • _roumut: buzurgi ba aql ast, na ba saal tawangiri ba dil ast, na ba maal wisdom comes from knowledge, not from years riches come from the heart and not from wealth. saadi shirazi
  • Aiyonick: have patience. all things are difficult before they become easy. - saadi shirazi
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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 54. Oh, Yet We Trust That Somehow Goo
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final end of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;
That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroy'd,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God hath made the pile complete;
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