Saadi quotes

  • O Contentment, make me rich! for without thee there is no wealth.
    -- Saadi

    #Contentment #Wealth #Rich

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

    #Eye #Heart #Lovely

  • Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
    -- Saadi

    #Patience #Easy #Having Patience

  • Joy and sorrow, beauty and deformity, equally pass away.
    -- Saadi

    #Joy #Sorrow #Passing Away

  • Do good even to the wicked; it is as well to shut a dog's mouth with a crumb.
    -- Saadi

    #Dog #Wicked #Mouths

  • The sons of Adam are formed from dust; if not humble as the dust, they fall short of being men.
    -- Saadi

    #Fall #Humility #Humble

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

    #Body #Spirit #Empty

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

    #Wisdom #Fall #Islamic

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

    #Inspirational #Knowledge #Practice

  • Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, and the holy man without learning.
    -- Saadi

    #Kings #Men #Order

  • 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.
    -- Saadi

    #Pain #Essence #Names

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

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Elephants

  • Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
    -- Saadi

    #Ignorance #Men #Silence

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

    #Beautiful #Girl #Wise

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

    #Joy #Sorrow #Harbinger

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

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Men

  • Whoever recounts to you the faults of your neighbour will doubtless expose your defects to others.
    -- Saadi

    #Faults #Defects #Neighbour

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

    #Fear #Thinking #Sharks

  • 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.
    -- Saadi

    #Perseverance #Together #Littles

  • 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.
    -- Saadi

    #Best Love #Humility #Charity

  • To him who is stinted of food a boiled turnip will relish like a roast fowl.
    -- Saadi

    #Fowl #Hunger #Turnips

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

    #Ignorance #Order #Over You

  • Be generous, and pleasant-tempered, and forgiving; even as God scatter favors over thee, do thou scatter over the people.
    -- Saadi

    #People #Forgiving #Benevolence

  • 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

    #Men #Enemy #Bones

  • The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
    -- Saadi

    #Heaven #Earth #Faces

  • Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste.
    -- Saadi

    #Haste #Waste

  • Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.
    -- Saadi

    #Travel #World #Quitting

  • An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend.
    -- Saadi

    #Kindness #Compassion #Enemy

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

    #Rose #Sorrow #Together

  • I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
    -- Saadi

    #God #Next #Fear God

  • Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.
    -- Saadi

    #Ruins #Speed #Accomplish

  • He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
    -- Saadi

    #God #Worship #Slave

  • The rose and thorn, the treasure and dragon, joy and sorrow, all mingle into one.
    -- Saadi

    #Rose #Joy #Sorrow

  • 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

    #Men #Liberty #Values

  • Independence is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose it.
    -- Saadi

    #Independence #Values

  • No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of the desire of his heart.
    -- Saadi

    #Heart #Generosity #Desire

  • Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not ointment to the wound of an oppressor.
    -- Saadi

    #Forgiveness #Wounds #Commendable

  • 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

    #Perfection #Wish #One Day

  • God preserve us! If men knew what is done in secret, no one would be free from the interference of others.
    -- Saadi

    #Men #Secret #Done

  • Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.
    -- Saadi

    #Fear #Proud #Fear God

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

    #Sleep #Men #Appreciate

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

    #Book #Library #Ass

  • Whosoever formeth an intimacy with the enemies of his friends, does so to injure the latter. O wise man! wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.
    -- Saadi

    #Wise #Men #Enemy