The speech of enlightened men consists of truth soaked in affection.
Gentleness of speech is not pleasant falsehood, but the truth that is spoken by men who
know the whole of the law and are not misled by dry dogmas, who are full of affection for
the person to whom the truth is addressed, and therefore find the words that save truth
from harshness. The kindly word and the glad and loving look accompanying a gift is
appreciated even more than the gift itself .
To give is good. But the sweet manner accompanying the gift touches the
heart of the receiver, even more than the good gift itself. The relief of distress
consists in the glad face, the welcome look and speech that is marked by genuine
consideration for the feelings of the man who is in distress.