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Arabian Wisdom, by John Wortabet, [1913], at

Flaunting Kindness

To carry a heavy rock to the summit of a mountain is easier than to receive a kindness which is flaunted.

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The bane of a generous action is to mention it.

It is better to refuse a kindness than to be reminded of it.

I would not accept the whole world if I were to suffer the humiliation of being constantly reminded of the gift.

To bestow and flaunt a kindness, and to be stingy and refuse to do an act of kindness, are equally bad.

When you do a kindness hide it, and when a kindness is done to you proclaim it.

Do good, and throw it into the sea.

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