Thursday, July 07, 2011

On Friends and Enemies ~ by Saadi

I am displeased with the company of friends
To whom my bad qualities appear to be good
They fancy my faults are virtue and perfection
My thrones they believe to be rose and jasmine
Say! where is the bold and quick enemy
to make me aware of my defects.
(translated by edward Holden)

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