• I turn to right and left, in all the earth I see no signs of justice, sense or worth: A man does evil deeds, and all his days Are filled with luck and universal praise; Another's good in all he does - he dies A wretched, broken man whom all despise.

    Abolqasem Ferdowsi (2006). “Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings”, p.289, Penguin