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Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 78

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)



The padshah is to remove oppressors; the police, murderers; and the qazi to hear complaints about thieves; but two enemies willing to agree to what is right will not apply to him.

When thou seest that it must be given what is right
Pay it rather with grace than fighting and distressed.
If a man pays not his tax of his own accord
The officer’s man will take it by force.

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