One Thousand and One Nights
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.Epicurus
- "[Scheherazade] possessed courage, wit, and penetration. She had read much, and had so admirable a memory, that she never forgot any thing she had read. She had successfully applied herself to philosophy, medicine, history, and the liberal arts; and her poetry excelled the compositions of the best writers of her time. Besides this, she was a perfect beauty, and all her accomplishments were crowned by solid virtue."
- "Who will change old lamps for new ones? New lamps for old?"
- "Open Sesame!"