Thursday, September 8, 2011

do no harm

"Here is a guideline to practicing truthfulness.
Bear in mind that the truth is always beneficial,
but that a statement of fact may be either beneficial or harmful.
If there is a chance that a statement will do harm,
it must not be considered a truth in the highest sense.
If you cannot speak sincerely without the risk of inflicting harm,
the best alternative is to remain silent."
-Donald Waters
calligraphy from here

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