Dhammapada

Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 389

Na brāhmaṇassa pahareyya nāssa muñcetha brāhmaṇo
Dhī brāhmaṇassa hantāraṃ tato dhī yassa muñcati

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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 389

No one should attack a Brahmana, but no Brahmana (if attacked) should let himself fly at his aggressor! Woe to him who strikes a Brahmana, more woe to him who flies at his aggressor!
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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