Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 51

Yathāpi ruciraṃ pupphaṃ vaṇṇavantaṃ agandhakaṃ
Evaṃ subhāsitā vācā aphalā hoti akubbato

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 51

Just as a brilliant flower that is beautiful
yet has no scent,
well spoken words bear no fruit
when not put into action.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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