Nasrudin was talking to a friend:
'So, have you ever thought of getting married?' said the friend.
'Yes, I have' answered Nasrudin. 'In my youth I decided to look for a perfect woman. I crossed the seas, I arrived in Istanbul and met a very spiritual and beautiful woman; but she didn't know anything about this world. I went on travelling and arrived in Cairo; there I met a woman who knew the material and spiritual kingdom, but she wasn't beautiful at all. Then, I decided to cross the open lands and go to Damascus, where I had dinner at a beautiful, religious young lady's house who knew the material world very well.'
'Why didn't you marry her?' his friend asked.
'Oh, my friend, unfortunately she also wanted a perfect man'