Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Like the pupil of thine eye

Great shame it is to deem of high degree Thyself, or over others recon thee: Strive to be like the pupil of thine eye— To see all else, but not thyself to see.

- Shaykh al-Islam Abdullah Ansari of Herat

Source: Edward Browne. (1964) A Literary History of Persia. Vol. 2. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 270.

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