Gulistan of Saadi | On the Advantages of Silence | Story 1

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Advantages of Silence

 Story 1

I said to a friend that I have chosen rather to be silent than to speak because on most occasions good
and bad words are scattered concurrently but enemies perceive only the latter. He replied: ‘That
the enemy is the greatest who does not see any good.’

The brother of enmity passes not near a good man
Except to consider him as a most wicked liar.

Virtue is to the eyes of enmity the greatest fault.
Saadi is a rose but to the eye of enemies a thorn.

The world illumining sun and fountain of light
Look ugly to the eye of the mole.

 

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