The Thousand And One Nights

The Thousand and One Nights
(a large collection of anonymously-authored stories of Indian, Persian and Arabian origin, compiled and edited between the 9th and 15th centuries)

“A man who courts danger is not to be praised, even if he comes out safely.”

  • This quote comes from the anonymously-composed The Thousand And One Nights (specifically the Story of the Third Dervish in the tale of The Porter and the Three Ladies). The translation used here is by Malcolm C. Lyons (Penguin Classics, 2010, 2019).

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