„I never lamented about the vicissitudes of time or complained of the turns of fortune except on the occasion when I was barefooted and unable to procure slippers [shoes]. But when I entered the great mosque of Kufah with a sore heart and beheld a man without feet I offered thanks to the bounty of God, consoled myself for my want of shoes and recited:
'A roast fowl is to the sight of a satiated man
Less valuable than a blade of fresh grass on the table
And to him who has no means nor power
A burnt turnip is a roasted fowl.“

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

Chapter 3, story 19. Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold. ( Persian version https://ganjoor.net/saadi/golestan/gbab3/sh18/)
Gulistan (1258)

Citações relacionadas

Dave Barry photo
George Carlin photo
Helen Keller photo
Steven Wright photo
Miley Cyrus photo

„Shoes. I like shoes a lot. My favorite are these Tory Burch boots that I have on. But my favorite shoes to buy are Converse shoes. I have probably every color of Converse shoes known to man.“

—  Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992

Inquirer.net http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20081120-173424/Miley-Cyrus-lends-voice-to-animated-film (November 20, 2008)

Nathan Englander photo
Socrates photo
Robert Burton photo

„Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.“

—  Robert Burton, livro The Anatomy of Melancholy

The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Democritus Junior to the Reader

Oprah Winfrey photo
Edgar Allan Poe photo
John of the Cross photo
Lorrie Moore photo
Charles Bukowski photo
Thomas Merton photo

„I am able to approach the Buddhas barefoot and undisturbed, my feet in wet grass, wet sand.“

—  Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton (1975) Part One : Ceylon / November 29 - December 6.
Contexto: I am able to approach the Buddhas barefoot and undisturbed, my feet in wet grass, wet sand. Then the silence of the extraordinary faces. The great smiles. Huge and yet subtle. Filled with every possibility, questioning nothing, knowing everything, rejecting nothing, the peace not of emotional resignation but of Madhyamika, of sunyata, that has seen through every question without trying to discredit anyone or anything — without refutation — without establishing some other argument. For the doctrinaire, the mind that needs well-established positions, such peace, such silence, can be frightening.

Steve Martin photo
Derek Landy photo
Oprah Winfrey photo

„I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Imelda Marcos photo

„They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.“

—  Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929

Statement made upon opening the Marikina City Footwear Museum in Manila, as quoted in "Homage to Imelda's shoes" at BBC News (16 February 2001) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1173911.stm.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“