Looking for a particular sutta

I’m after the sutta where the Buddha says something like ‘you can get to know another person if you have some awareness and wisdom, but even then you must live close by and observe them in all their activities, not for a short time, but for a long time’.

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SN 3.11

…You can get to know a person’s ethics by living with them. But only after a long time, not short time; only when focus attention, not when unfocused attention; and only by the wise, not the unwise. …


excellent, thankyou!!

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You may be looking for the longer version here: AN 6.60

thankyou, will check it out.