Gulistan of Saadi | On the Advantages of Silence | Story 2

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Advantages of Silence

 Story 2

 

A merchant, having suffered the loss of a thousand dinars, enjoined his son not to reveal it to anyone. The
boy said: ‘It is thy order and I shall not tell it but thou must inform me of the utility of this proceeding
and of the propriety of concealment.’ He replied: ‘For fear, the misfortune would be double; namely,
the loss of the money and, secondly, the joy of neighbors at our loss.’

Reveal not thy grief to enemies
Because they will say ‘La haul’ but rejoice.

 

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