These are my musings and observations on my daily life, loves and the laughter that are all a part of my experience of living now in the shires of England.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Persian verse - Sa'adi

‘They relate that once, during a hunting exhibition, they were preparing for Nushirwan the Just some game, as roasted meat. There was no salt, and they dispatched a slave to a village to bring some. Nushirwan said to the slave, “See that you pay for the salt you take, lest it become a custom to take without paying and the village be ruined.” Said the slave, “Oh, Master, what harm will such a small quantity cause?” Nushirwan replied, “The origin of injustice in the world was at first small, and everyone that came added to it, until it reached this magnitude we behold today.”’


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