Gulistan of Saadi | On the Advantages of Silence | Story 7

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Advantages of Silence

 Story 7

 

I heard a philosopher say that no one has ever made a confession of his own folly except he who
begins speaking, whilst another has not yet finished his talk.

Words have a head, O shrewd man, and a tail.
Do not insert thy words between words of others.
The possessor of deliberation, intelligence and shrewdness
Does not say a word till he sees silence.

 

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