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Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom, by Arthur N. Wollaston, [1906], at


When a person followeth after unrighteousness,
Where will he find deliverance on the day of judgment?
Whosoever assumeth the habit of false speaking
Hath no splendour for the lamp of his soul.
Falsehood putteth a man to shame,
Falsehood depriveth a man of dignity.
A wise man blusheth at a liar,
Since no one esteemeth such a person.
O brother! beware that thou speakest not falsely,
For a liar is despised and without repute.
Nought is worse than unrighteousness;
O son! therefrom ariseth loss of fair name.

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