Dhammapada

Sukhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 207

Bālasaṅgatacārīhi dīghamaddhāna socati
Dukkho bālehi saṃvāso amitteneva sabbadā
Dhīro ca sukhasaṃvāso ñātīnaṃ va samāgamo

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Happiness ⧸ Verse 207

Truly, one who associates with the foolish, the ignorant,
grieves for a long, long time.
Association with fools is painful,
as is always being with an enemy.
Association with the wise is pleasant,
like meeting with loved ones.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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