Saadi Shirazi Quotes

Who was Saadi Shirazi?

Saadi Shīrāzī, better known by his pen name Saadi a.k.a. Sadi of Shiraz was a Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period.

Born January 1, 1210
Died January 1, 1291
Aged 81 years old

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Best Quotes by Saadi Shirazi

“If the diver always thought of the shark, he would never lay hands on the pearl.”

“Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.”

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“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this 'once in a thousand years' has come today.”

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