A perfume applied to the body might please the company around, but good thoughts and sweet conversation will please them more and for a longer time. As soap is for the body, truth is for speech; both have a high cleansing effect. The tongue has to speak softly and sweetly; the eye has to seek and see symmetry, harmony and beauty, the glow of Divine Ecstasy, and the splendor of Divine Charm. The uncontrolled tongue indulges in four sins; lying, scandalizing, vain gossip and wanton fault finding.
(17 Feb 1980, SSS 14:46)