Ferdowsi quotes

Born
c. 940, Tus, Samanid Empire.

Died
1020.

Occupation
Poet.

Ferdowsi was a Persian poet.

How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny?
– Ferdowsi
The man who talketh much and never acteth will not be held in reputation by anyone.
– Ferdowsi
And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.
– Ferdowsi
If passion gaineth the mastery over reason, the wise will not count thee amongst men.
– Ferdowsi
And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding of rain from a black cloud.
– Ferdowsi
In no wise ask about the faults of others, for he who reporteth the faults of others will report thine also.
– Ferdowsi
Keep thy heart afar from sorrow, and be not anxious about the trouble which is not yet come.
– Ferdowsi