Dhammapada

Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 393

Na jaṭāhi na gottena jaccā hoti brāhmaṇo
Yamhi saccañca dhammo ca so sucī so va brāhmaṇo

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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 393

A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted hair, by his family, or by birth; in whom there is truth and righteousness, he is blessed, he is a Brahmana.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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