The Gulistan is the most influential book in the Iranian world. In terms of prose, it is the model, which all writers of Persian seek to emulate. In terms of moral, philosophical or practical wisdom, it is endlessly quoted to either illustrate or prove a point. Sir John Malcolm even relates being told that it is the basis of the law of the Persians. It also traveled abroad. Voltaire, Goethe, Arnold, Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, and Franklin discovered, read, and took inspiration from the work. Moreover, travelers to Iran have often point out that to understand the mind of the inhabitants, one should read the Gulistan.Sadi is the author of 'Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di: Bilingual English and Persian Edition with Vocabulary', published 2008 under ISBN 9781588140586 and ISBN 158814058X.