Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 51

Yathāpi ruciraṃ pupphaṃ vaṇṇavantaṃ agandhakaṃ
Evaṃ subhāsitā vācā aphalā hoti akubbato

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 51

As a flower that is lovely and beautiful but is scentless, even so fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who does not practise it.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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