Saadi Quotes

Most popular Saadi Quotes

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

heart

Who despises an insignificant enemy resembles him who is careless about fire.

enemies

If thou covetest riches, ask not but for contentment, which is an immense treasure.

contentment

The whelp of a wolf must prove a wolf at last, notwithstanding he may be brought up by a man.

heredity

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

fear

To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber; for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.

lying

In the faculty of speech man excels the brute; but if thou utterest what is improper, the brute is thy superior.

speech

If a piece of worthless stone can bruise a cup of gold, its worth is not increased, nor that of the gold diminished.

gold

Whoever interrupts the conversation of others to make a display of his own fund of knowledge, makes notorious his own stock of ignorance.

conversation