சித்திர‌ம் பேசுத‌டீ…. (A Tamilanin Attempt)

July 18, 2012

Do would mind saying “A Lie or Truth”??

Filed under: இல‌க்கிய‌ம் — Anantha @ 10:49 am
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Let me know which looks correct to you..

An English Saying:
A harmful truth is always better then…a useful lie! — Eric Bolton

Tamil Saying

பொய்மையும் வாய்மை யிடத்த புரைதீர்ந்த
நன்மை பயக்கும் எனின்.

Translation:
Falsehood may take the place of truthful word,
If blessing, free from fault, it can afford.

Explanation: Even falsehood has the nature of truth, if it confer a benefit that is free from fault.!!– –Thiruvalluvar

Ideally I would vote for the Tamil one as I feel it applies globally. Even if a lie can bring a peace and good equally as a Truth brings, there is no harming in telling the lie. Let me know your opinion.

Source: http://www.thirukkural.com/2009/01/blog-post_6053.html

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