Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 51

Yathāpi ruciraṃ pupphaṃ vaṇṇavantaṃ agandhakaṃ
Evaṃ subhāsitā vācā aphalā hoti akubbato

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 51

Just like a blossom,
bright colored
but scentless:
a well-spoken word
is fruitless
when not carried out.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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