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The Story of Civilization


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Will Durant in The Story of Civilization: When a simpleton abused him, Buddha listened in silence; but when the man finished, Buddha asked him, Son, if a man declined to accept a present made to him, to whom would it belong?" The man answered, "To him who offered it." "My son," said Buddha, "I decline to accept your abuse, and request you to keep it for yourself."