Saadi Shirazi

[Sa'di] (1814-1291 / Iran)

Saadi Shirazi Poems

1. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 11 1/1/2004
2. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 58 1/1/2004
3. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 78 1/1/2004
4. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 22 1/1/2004
5. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 09 1/1/2004
6. Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 04 1/1/2004
7. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 77 1/1/2004
8. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 45 1/1/2004
9. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 33 1/1/2004
10. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 34 1/1/2004
11. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 16 1/1/2004
12. Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 08 1/1/2004
13. Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 09 1/1/2004
14. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 01 1/1/2004
15. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 13 1/1/2004
16. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 14 1/1/2004
17. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 18 1/1/2004
18. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 07 1/1/2004
19. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Story 01 1/1/2004
20. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Story 02 1/1/2004
21. Conclusion 1/1/2004
22. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 17 1/1/2004
23. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 23 1/1/2004
24. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 24 1/1/2004
25. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 27 1/1/2004
26. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 19 1/1/2004
27. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 42 1/1/2004
28. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 38 1/1/2004
29. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 39 1/1/2004
30. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 36 1/1/2004
31. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 08 1/1/2004
32. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 23 1/1/2004
33. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 08 1/1/2004
34. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 25 1/1/2004
35. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 03 1/1/2004
36. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 12 1/1/2004
37. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 01 1/1/2004
38. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 02 1/1/2004
39. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 19 1/1/2004
40. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 12 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Saadi Shirazi

Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 01

I heard a padshah giving orders to kill a prisoner. The helpless
fellow began to insult the king on that occasion of despair, with
the tongue he had, and to use foul expressions according to the
saying:

Who washes his hands of life
Says whatever he has in his heart.

When a man is in despair his tongue becomes long and he is like a
vanquished cat assailing a dog.

In time of need, when flight is no more possible,
The hand grasps the point of the sharp sword.

When the king asked what he was saying, a good-natured ...

Read the full of Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 01

Introductory 01

Laudation to the God of majesty and glory! Obedience to him is a cause of approach and gratitude in increase of benefits. Every inhalation of the breath prolongs life and every expiration of it gladdens our nature; wherefore every breath confers two benefits and for every benefit gratitude is due.

Whose hand and tongue is capable
To fulfil the obligations of thanks to him?

Words of the most high: Be thankful, O family of David, and but few of my servants are thankful.

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