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Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 53

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)



Although a sultan’s garment of honour is dear yet one’s own old robe is more dear; and though the food of a great man may be delicious, the broken crumbs of one’s own sack are more delicious.

  Vinegar by one’s own labour and vegetables
  Are better than bread received as alms, and veal.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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