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 govern waters,
fletchers fashion shafts,
as joiners shape their timber
those who are wise tame themselves.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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