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

Irrigators lead the waters; fletchers bend the shafts; carpenters bend the wood; the wise control themselves.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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