Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 355

Hananti bhogā dummedhaṃ no ve pāragavesino
Bhogataṇhāya dummedho hanti aññe va attanā

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 355

Pleasures destroy the foolish, if they look not for the other shore; the foolish by his thirst for pleasures destroys himself, as if he were his own enemy.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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