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  • The foundation of an army is unquestionably the chief in command: a people without a chief are a body without a head.
  • اصل لشکر بی‌گمان سرور بود ** قوم بی‌سرور تن بی‌سر بود
  • That you are (spiritually) dead and decrepit—all this is because you have abandoned the chief. 1995
  • این همه که مرده و پژمرده‌ای ** زان بود که ترک سرور کرده‌ای
  • On account of laziness and avarice and egoism you are drawing your head back (behaving in a headstrong manner) and making yourself the head.
  • از کسل وز بخل وز ما و منی ** می‌کشی سر خویش را سر می‌کنی
  • (You are) like the beast that flees from the burden: it takes its head (goes its own way) into the mountains.
  • هم‌چو استوری که بگریزد ز بار ** او سر خود گیرد اندر کوهسار
  • Its master is running after it, crying, “O giddy-headed one, on every side there is a wolf in quest of an ass.
  • صاحبش در پی دوان کای خیره سر ** هر طرف گرگیست اندر قصد خر
  • If thou disappear now from mine eye, the mighty wolf will approach thee from every direction.
  • گر ز چشمم این زمان غایب شوی ** پیشت آید هر طرف گرگ قوی
  • He will chew thy bones like sugar, so that thou wilt never see life again. 2000
  • استخوانت را بخاید چون شکر ** که نبینی زندگانی را دگر
  • (Or) do not suppose that (immediate destruction); at any rate thou wilt be left without fodder: fire is (finally) extinguished by lack of faggots.
  • آن مگیر آخر بمانی از علف ** آتش از بی‌هیزمی گردد تلف
  • Beware! Do not flee from my control and from the heaviness of the burden, for I am thy (rational) soul.”
  • هین بمگریز از تصرف کردنم ** وز گرانی بار که جانت منم
  • You also are a beast (of burden), for your carnal soul predominates: the predominant (quality) determines (a thing's nature), O worshipper of self.
  • تو ستوری هم که نفست غالبست ** حکم غالب را بود ای خودپرست