Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 330

Ekassa caritaṃ seyyo
Natthi bāle sahāyatā
Eko care na ca pāpāni kayirā
Appossukko mātaṅgaraññe va nāgo

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 330

It is better to live alone, there is no companionship with a fool; let a man walk alone, let him commit no sin, with few wishes, like an elephant in the forest.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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