Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 262

Na vākkaraṇamattena vaṇṇapokkharatāya
Sādhurūpo naro hoti issukī maccharī saṭho

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The Just ⧸ Verse 262

Not by suave conversation
or lotus-like coloring
does an envious, miserly cheat
become an exemplary man.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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