The Knight in the Panther's Skin is a Georgian medieval epic poem, written in the 12th century by Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. A definitive work of the Georgian Golden Age, the poem is considered to be a "masterpiece of the Georgian literature". Despite its formal complexity, it bears to this day "the Georgian vision of the world”.
“That which we give makes us richer, that which is hoarded is lost”
“Lion’s whelps are equally lions, Though female or male they be”
“Evil is vanquished by good for the essence of good is enduring”
“Love is hard to comprehend. Love is tender, delicate and fine. Love is nothing akin to lust, true love partakes of the divine.”
“Know that a rose without thorns Has never been plucked”
"Even the serpent is lured from it's liar by the sweetness of discourse"
"When the petals of the full-blown rose wither and fall, Another unfolds and fills the garden with fragrance"
"It is better, to get glory, than all goods”