Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 48

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)



A rich profligate is a lump of earth gilded and a pious dervish is a sweetheart besmeared with earth. The latter is the patched garment of Moses and the former is the bejewelled beard of Pharaoh. Nevertheless good men retain a cheerful countenance in adversity whilst the rich droop their heads even in prosperity.

          Who possesses wealth and dignity but therewith  
          Succours not those whose minds are distressed,  
          Inform him that no kind of wealth and dignity  
          He will enjoy in the mansion of the next world.

  

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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