The world, my brother! will abide with noneby Sa'di
English version by Edward B. Eastwick
Original Language Persian/Farsi
The world, my brother! will abide with none,
By the world's Maker let thy heart be won.
Rely not, nor repose on this world's gain,
For many a son like thee she has reared and slain.
What matters, when the spirit seeks to fly,
If on a throne or on bare earth we die?
|-- from The Gulistan of Sadi: The Rose Garden, Translated by Edward B. Eastwick|
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