Saadi Shirazi

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

Saadi Shirazi Poems

1. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 58 1/1/2004
2. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 63 1/1/2004
3. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 55 1/1/2004
4. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 57 1/1/2004
5. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 71 1/1/2004
6. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 62 1/1/2004
7. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 75 1/1/2004
8. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 51 1/1/2004
9. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 52 1/1/2004
10. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 66 1/1/2004
11. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 60 1/1/2004
12. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 65 1/1/2004
13. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 69 1/1/2004
14. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 73 1/1/2004
15. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 61 1/1/2004
16. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 72 1/1/2004
17. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 74 1/1/2004
18. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 64 1/1/2004
19. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 67 1/1/2004
20. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 54 1/1/2004
21. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 68 1/1/2004
22. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 76 1/1/2004
23. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 59 1/1/2004
24. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 70 1/1/2004
25. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 53 1/1/2004
26. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 12 1/1/2004
27. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 78 1/1/2004
28. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 28 1/1/2004
29. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 80 1/1/2004
30. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 81 1/1/2004
31. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 13 1/1/2004
32. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 20 1/1/2004
33. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 77 1/1/2004
34. Conclusion 1/1/2004
35. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Story 01 1/1/2004
36. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 79 1/1/2004
37. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 06 1/1/2004
38. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 82 1/1/2004
39. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 06 1/1/2004
40. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 20 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 ...

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Introductory 03

I was one night meditating on the time which had elapsed, repenting of the life I had squandered and perforating the stony mansion of my heart with adamantine tears. 1 I uttered the following verses in conformity with the state of mind:

Every moment a breath of life is spent,
If I consider, not much of it remains.
O thou, whose fifty years have elapsed in sleep,
Wilt thou perhaps overtake them in these five days?
Shame on him who has gone and done no work.

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