Gulistan of Saadi | On the Effects of Education | Story 6

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Effects of Education

 Story 6

 

A padshah entrusted a tutor with the care of his son, saying: ‘This is thy son. Educate him as if he
were one of thy own children.’ He kept the prince for some years and strove to instruct him but could
effect nothing, whilst the sons of the tutor made the greatest progress in accomplishments and
eloquence. The king reproved and threatened the learned man with punishment, telling him that he
had acted contrary to his promise and had been unfaithful. He replied: ‘O king, the instruction is the
same but the natures are different.’

Although both silver and gold come from stones
All stones do not contain silver and gold.
Canopus is shining upon the whole world
But produces in some places sack-leather and in others adim.

 

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