Gulistan of Saadi
On the Advantages of Silence
Subhan Vail is considered to have had no equal in rhetorics because he had addressed an assembly
during a year and had not repeated the same word but, when the same meaning happened to occur, he
expressed it in another manner and this is one of the accomplishments of courtiers and princes.
A word if heart-binding and sweet
Is worthy of belief and of approbation.
When thou hast once said it do not utter it again
Because sweets, once partaken of, suffice.