Sa di

Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 09

Saadi Shirazi was a major Persian poet and prose write of the medieval period.

I was hesitating in the conclusion of a bargain for the purchase of a house when a Jew said: ‘Buy it for I am one of the landholders of this ward. Ask me for a description of the house as it is and it has no defect.’ I replied: ‘Except that thou art the neighbour of it.’

  A house which has a neighbour like thee
  Is worth ten dirhems of a deficient standard
  But the hope must be entertained
  That after thy death it will be worth a thousand.