Gulistan of Saadi | On Weakness and Old Age | Story 4

Gulistan of Saadi

On Weakness and Old Age

 Story 4

 

One day, in the pride of youth, I had traveled hard and arrived perfectly exhausted in the evening at
the foot of an acclivity. A weak old man, who had likewise been following the caravan, came and
asked me why I was sleeping, this not being the place for it. I replied: ‘How am I to travel, having lost
the use of my feet?’ He said: ‘Hast thou not heard that it is better to walk gently and to halt now and
then than to run and to become exhausted?’

O thou who desirest to reach the station
Take my advice and learn patience.
An Arab horse gallops twice in a race.
A camel ambles gently night and day.

 

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