Gulistan of Saadi
The Morals of Dervishes
I complained to one of the sheikhs that a certain man had falsely accused me of lasciviousness. He
replied: ‘Put him to shame by thy good conduct.’
Be thou well behaved that a maligner
May not find occasion to speak of thy faults.
When the harp is in proper tune
How can the hand of the musician correct it?