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प्रियं च न अर्थम् ब्रूयात एष धर्म सनातनः  ||

A well wisher should speak only the truth which is beneficial. Sathyam brooyaath. He should speak lovingly. Priyam brooyaath. But he should not speak the truth if it is not pleasant, na brooyaath sathyam apriyam, that is., which is harmful. Apriyam here means that which is not pleasant by way of doing harm and not that you should not speak the truth if it hurts. But untruth should not be spoken just because it will please the listener, priyam cha na anrtham brooyaath.