The householder should speak truth that is sweet and pleasant; he should not utter an unpleasant truth nor a pleasant lie. This is the eternal virtue.
Even in cases of ungentle dealings, he should always say, "That is good; that is good, good to all.” He should not engage in futile quarrels, nor create enmity with any person. Persons possessing limbs in excess or less, old men, illiterate persons, those devoid of personal beauty and worldly possessions, men of low birth-all these he must not taunt for their unfortunate deformities or privations.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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