Saadi Quotes and Sayings

Saadi Shirazi quotes

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. ~Saadi

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity. ~Saadi

Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, it all. ~Saadi

He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed. ~Saadi

He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God. ~Saadi

How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice. ~Saadi

I fear God, and next to God, I mostly fear them that fear Him not. ~Saadi

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. ~Saadi

O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies. ~Saadi

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all the mischief you are able to do upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend. ~Saadi

Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. ~Saadi

Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself. ~Saadi

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth. ~Saadi

The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich. ~Saadi

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together. ~Saadi

When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body. ~Saadi

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. ~Saadi