Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 43

Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 43

Gulistan of Saadi

The Morals of Dervishes

 Story 43

 

A pious man saw an acrobat in great dudgeon, full of wrath and foaming at the mouth. He asked:
‘What is the matter with this fellow?’ A bystander said: ‘Someone has insulted him.’ He remarked:
‘This base wretch is able to lift a thousand mann of stones and has not the power to bear one word.’
Abandon thy claim to strength and manliness.
Thou art weak-minded and base, whether thou be a man or woman.
If thou art able, make a sweet mouth.
It is not manliness to strike the fist on a mouth.
Although able to tear up an elephant’s front
He is not a man who possessed no humanity.
A man’s nature is of earth.
If he is not humble he is not a man.

 

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