Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom, by Arthur N. Wollaston, , at sacred-texts.com
Beware, O son! that thou dost not become proud,
Lest fortune thereby slip from thine hands.
Pride on the part of a wise man is not comely;
Sad is such demeanour in the case of a prudent person.
Pride is the habit of the ignorant,
Pride doth not proceed from men of intelligence.
Pride caused the fall of Azazil, 1
And led to his being ensnared in the prison of the accursed.
Whoever is by nature arrogant, p. 37
His head is filled with pride beyond imagination.
Pride is the source of adversity,
Pride is the nature of the evil-disposed.
Since thou knowest about pride, why dost thou pursue it?
If thou actest thus, thou doest wrong.