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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Cuttle-Fish: Persons Who Resemble a
It was an old Pythagorean maxim, 'Sepiam ne edito,' 'never eat the cuttle-fish.' The cuttle-fish has the power of emitting a black liquid which dyes the water and enables it to conceal itself. Have nothing to do with those who darken all around them that they themselves may be unseen; honest men love light, and only the evil find darkness to be congenial. When an author is too obscure to he understood, leave him till he knows how to write; when a preacher is mystical, high-flown, sophistical, shun him, for it is most likely he labours to conceal some latent heresy; when a man's policy is deep and artful, flee from him, for he means no good. No deceiver or double-tongued man must be admitted within the circle of your confidence. Remember the advice, never eat a cuttle-fish.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Cuttle-Fish: Persons Who Resemble a'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/c/cuttle-fish-persons-who-resemble-a.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24