Friday, June 18, 2010

Quote: Sheikh Sa'di ...

The advantages of travel are many, such as recreation of the mind entailing profit; seeing of wonderful, and hearing of strange things; recreation in cities, associating with friends, acquisition of dignity, rank, property, the power of discriminating among acquaintances, and gaining experience of the world, as the travelers in the Tariqat have said: "As long as thou walkest about the shop of the house, thou wilt never become a man, O raw fellow! Go and travel in the world, before that day when thou goest from the world."

-- from Tales from the Gulistân or Rose-Garden of the Sheikh Sa'di of Shirâz, 1258

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