A Wise Central Asian Proverb

If you’re not a rose, then also don’t be a thorn.

local oral tradition

Interpretation: Most of us will not be spectacularly beautiful or talented. Nevertheless, decency is far superior to destructiveness. Or, on a more practical household level, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all!”

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