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  • زلت آدم ز اشکم بود و باه  ** وآن ابلیس از تکبر بود و جاه  520
  • The sin of Adam arose from the belly and sexual intercourse, and that of Iblís from pride and power.
  • لاجرم او زود استغفار کرد  ** وآن لعین از توبه استکبار کرد 
  • Consequently, he (Adam) at once besought pardon, while the accursed (Iblís) disdained to repent.
  • حرص حلق و فرج هم خود بدرگیست  ** لیک منصب نیست آن اشکستگیست 
  • The greed of the gullet and pudendum is in truth (a mark of) depravity; but it is not (headstrong like) ambition: it is abasement.
  • بیخ و شاخ این ریاست را اگر  ** باز گویم دفتری باید دگر 
  • If I should relate the root and branch (the whole story) of dominion, another Book would be needed.
  • اسپ سرکش را عرب شیطانش خواند  ** نی ستوری را که در مرعی بماند 
  • The Arabs called a restive (high-spirited) horse a “devil” (shaytán); (they did) not (give that name to) the beast of burden that stayed (quietly) in the pasture.
  • شیطنت گردن کشی بد در لغت  ** مستحق لعنت آمد این صفت  525
  • “Devilry” (shaytanat) in lexicology is (synonymous with) “rebelliousness”: this quality is deserving of execration.
  • صد خورنده گنجد اندر گرد خوان  ** دو ریاست‌جو نگنجد در جهان 
  • There is room for a hundred eaters (guests) round a table, (but) there is not room in the (whole) world for two seekers of dominion.
  • آن نخواهد کین بود بر پشت خاک  ** تا ملک بکشد پدر را ز اشتراک 
  • The one is not willing that the other should be on the surface of the earth; so that a prince kills his father for partaking with him (in sovereignty).
  • آن شنیدستی که الملک عقیم  ** قطع خویشی کرد ملکت‌جو ز بیم 
  • Thou hast heard (the saying) that kingship is childless: the seeker of sovereignty has cut (the ties of) relationship because of (his) fear;
  • که عقیمست و ورا فرزند نیست  ** هم‌چو آتش با کسش پیوند نیست 
  • For he is childless and has no son: like fire, he has no kinship with any one.