Saadi Quotes

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

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

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

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.

It’s no virtue to gain the whole world. Just gain the heart of one person.

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

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

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.

Virtue is in the mind, not in the appearance.

Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.

O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.

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

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

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.

Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.

I have never seen a man lost who was on a straight path.

A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.

Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.

Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant

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?

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

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

A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.

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

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend.