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Gulistan (The Rose Garden) from Saadi

Kings stand in more need of wise men than wise men do of appointments at court.

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Whosoever eateth his wheat before it is ripe, must glean ears of corn at the time of harvest.

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He is the proper person to give advice to kings who neither dreads the loss of his head nor seeks for reward.

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Whosoever hath not patience, neither doth he possess philosophy.

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O wise man! Wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.

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Life is snow, and the summer sun advanceth; only a small part remaineth unmelted.

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A tyrant cannot govern a kingdom, as a wolf cannot perform the office of a shepherd.

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Do good even unto the wicked; for it is best to close the dog's mouth with a morsel.

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Better hold the hand for coin, though small, than lose, for one half a dang, it all.

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Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.

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