• And while one is brought up with luxury and caresses, and is thrown bewildered and despairing into a dark pit, another is lifted from the pit and raised to a throne where a jeweled crown is placed on his head. The world has no shame in doing this; it is prompt to hand out both pleasure and pain and has no need of us an our doings.

    Abolqasem Ferdowsi (2016). “Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings”, p.303, Penguin