Dhammapada

Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 72

Yāvadeva anatthāya ñattaṃ bālassa jāyati
Hanti bālassa sukkaṃsaṃ muddhamassa vipātayaṃ

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 72

To his ruin, indeed, the fool gains knowledge and fame; they destroy his bright lot and cleave his head.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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