Gulistan of Saadi | On the Advantages of Silence | Story 8

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Advantages of Silence

 Story 8

 

Several officials of Sultan Mahmud asked Hasan Muimandi one day what the sultan had told him
about a certain affair. He replied: ‘You must yourselves have heard it.’ They rejoined: ‘What he says to
thee he does not think proper to communicate to the like of us.’ He answered: ‘Because he trusts that I
shall not reveal it. Then why do you ask me to do so?’

A knowing man will not utter every word which occurs to him.
It is not proper to endanger one’s head for the king’s secret.

 

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