Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 100

Sahassampi ce vācā anatthapadasaṃhitā
Ekaṃ atthapadaṃ seyyo yaṃ sutvā upasammati

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 100

If a speech be a thousand words,
Of senseless sentences composed,
Better is one sensible sentence,
Which bringeth calm when heard.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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