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Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa'di Shirazi
Gulistan of Sa'di

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  • CHAPTER III - ON THE EXCELLENCE OF CONTENTMENT
    • Story 19
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Story 19
 
 
  I never lamented about the vicissitudes of time or complained of the
turns of fortune except on the occasion when I was barefooted and
unable to procure slippers. But when I entered the great mosque of
Kufah with a sore heart and beheld a man without feet I offered thanks
to the bounty of God, consoled myself for my want of shoes and
recited:
 
 
        'A roast fowl is to the sight of a satiated man
        Less valuable than a blade of fresh grass on the table
        And to him who has no means nor power
        A burnt turnip is a roasted fowl.'
 
 
 
 



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