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

Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; wise people fashion themselves.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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