There is marrow in every bone, a man in every coat.
He would rob the world of every sparrow-egg.It may happen that when a weak man obtains powerHe arises and twists the hands of the weak.And if Allah were to bestow abundance upon his servants, they would certainly rebel upon earth.What has made thee wade into danger, O fool,Till thou hast perished. Would that the ant…
The treasure has been taken and the serpent left.It is better that one’s eye be fixed on a spear-headThan that it should behold the face of an enemy.It is incumbent to sever connection with a thousand friendsRather than to behold a single foe.
For realm and wealth with an ignorant man are weapons against himself.
To inflate their heads with pride, violence and wind.Thou who displayest so much heat and obstinacyMust be, I think, not of earth but of fire.I visited a hermit in the country of BilqanAnd requested him to purge me of ignorance by instruction.He replied: ‘Be patient like earth, O lawyer,Or else, bury under the earth all…
I could one day enjoy my wishThat a river’s waves might strike my kneeAnd I might fill my water-bag.’In the same manner another traveller lost himself in an extensive region having neither any strength nor food left but he possessed some money and roamed about and the road leading him nowhere he perished from exhaustion….
To be approved of men, whilst the book of thy acts is black.The hand is to be restrained from the world,No matter whether the sleeve be short or long.