Dhammapada

Dandavagga ⧸ Gāthā 133

voca pharusaṃ kañci vuttā paṭivadeyyu taṃ
Dukkhā hi sārambhakathā paṭidaṇḍā phuseyyu taṃ

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Punishment ⧸ Verse 133

Do not speak harshly to anybody; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful, blows for blows will touch thee.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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