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)
“Who hopes that his superiors will pardon him
Has to forgive inferiors their faults.”
- This quote comes from the anonymously-composed The Thousand And One Nights (specifically the Story of the Envious and the Envied within The Story of the Second Dervish, which is in the overarching tale of The Porter and the Three Ladies). The translation used here is by Malcolm C. Lyons (Penguin Classics, 2010, 2019).