Here are some wonderful quotes by the graceful Persian mystic poet Saadi Shirazi, accompanied by 5 paintings and images!
“Happy are the days of them that are infatuated by love for him, whether they be sorrowed by separation from Him or made joyous by His presence.”
“When in the eyes of the beloved riches count not, gold and dust are as one to thee.”
“Alone is my heart, there dwelleth affection for my beloved, thus, it contains no room for malice.”
“Lovers are killed by those they love so well; No voices from the slain return. “
”Speech is a perfection in the soul of man But do not ruin thyself by speaking.”
“Of what utility are the rich,
If they are clouds of August,
And do not rain upon any one;
Or the foundation of the sun,
And do not give light to anyone;”
“Use a sweet tongue, courtesy, and gentleness, and thou mayest manage to guide an elephant with a hair.”
“The children of Adam are limbs of a whole
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time afflicts one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others
You are not worthy to be called by the name of “man”.
Paintings & Images
“Sufi Whirling” from Pixabay
“St Francis” by José Benlliure y Gil
“Nachglühen am ägyptischen Abendhimmel ” by Ernst Koerner
“The Sacred Elephant” by Gustave Moreau (1882)
“Moon” from Pixabay