XXIII: Sucarita Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXIII: Good Conduct
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
 Thus have I heard:
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Savatthi.
Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, there are these four bad habits of speech.
These are the four.
 Monks, there are these four good habits of speech.
not speaking slander,
These are the four."