Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom, by Arthur N. Wollaston, , at sacred-texts.com
O soul! if thou makest choice of rectitude,
Fortune will become to thee an auspicious companion.
A wise man doth not turn aside his head from rectitude,
Since from rectitude a man's name is exalted.
If thou breathest truth at morn
Thou wilt avoid the darkness of ignorance.
Beware that thou breathest nought save rectitude,
Since the right hand holdeth pre-eminence over the left, p. 56
Nought is better in the world than rectitude,
For in the rosebud of rectitude there is no thorn.