Dhammapada

Panditavagga ⧸ Gāthā 80

Udakaṃ hi nayanti nettikā usukārā namayanti tejanaṃ
Dāruṃ namayanti tacchakā attānaṃ damayanti paṇḍitā

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The Wise Man ⧸ Verse 80

Pipe-makers lead the water,
And fletchers carve the dart,
Carpenters carve the wood,
And pandits tame themselves.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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