As from a tree covered with blossoms, the fragrance wafts far off, so also in the same way, the fragrance of a good deed blows its fragrance far off. Just as a juggler, when he steps upon an edge of a sword laid over a pit, speaks: “Softly! Softly! Or I shall come to harm and fall in the pit,” so also one should keep himself away from an untruth!

~ Yajur Veda