Sa di

Here you will find the Poem Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 26 of poet Sa di

Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 26

I have seen a fat fool, dressed in a costly robe, with a turban of Egyptian linen on his head, riding on an Arab horse. Someone said: `Sa?di, what thinkest thou of this famous brocade upon this ignorant animal?? I replied: `It is like ugly characters scrawled with gold-water.?

 Verily he is like an ass among men, 
 A calf, a body which is bleating. 
 This animal cannot be said to resemble a man 
 Except in his cloak, turban and outward adornment. 
 Examine all his property and belongings of his estate 
 Thou wilt find nothing lawful to take except his blood. 
 If a noble man becomes impoverished imagine not 
 That his high worth will also decrease. 
 But if into a silver threshold golden nails are driven 
 By a Jew, think not that he will thereby become noble.