Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.“

—  Musharrif Od-Dîn Sa'di, livro Gulistan of Sa'di

Alternative translation:
The children of Adam are limbs of a whole
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time afflicts one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others
You are not worthy to be called by the name of "man".
Chapter 1, story 10
Gulistan (1258)
Original: (fa) <big>بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند</big> <p> <big>چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار</big> <p> <big>تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی</big>

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