Dhammapada

Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 123

Vāṇijo va bhayaṃ maggaṃ appasattho mahaddhano
Visaṃ jīvitukāmo va pāpāni parivajjaye

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Evil ⧸ Verse 123

Let a man avoid evil deeds, as a merchant, if he has few companions and carries much wealth, avoids a dangerous road; as a man who loves life avoids poison.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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