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One may not preach or practice virtue, But not being called a slanderer is pleasing. Viler than violating virtue for committing vile, Is to smile before and vilify behind. Better die in virtue than live a life of slanderer Under false pretences. Better heartless words to man's face Than thoughtless ones at his back. The meanness in the heart of one posing virtuous, Shall be known by his slanderous tongue. His failings will be found and shown, If one makes another's failings known. Those who cannot laugh and make friends Can only slander and make foes. What won't they do to strangers Who broadcast their friends' faults? The earth bears the weights of scandalmongers Only for the sake of duty. Will any evil befall mankind if we can see, Like others' faults, ours as well?