Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 268

Na monena muni hoti mūḷharūpo aviddasu
Yo ca tulaṃ va paggayha varamādāya paṇḍito

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The Just ⧸ Verse 268

Not by silence is one a sage,
Foolish and ignorant;
But the scholar, holding the scales
And taking the best;—
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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