Panditavagga ⧸ Gāthā 84

Na attahetu na parassa hetu
Na puttamicche na dhanaṃ na raṭṭhaṃ
Na iccheyya adhammena samiddhimattano
Sa sīlavā paññavā dhammiko siyā

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The Wise Man ⧸ Verse 84

Neither for the sake of oneself nor for the sake of another (does a wise person do any wrong); he should not desire son, wealth or kingdom (by doing wrong): by unjust means he should not seek his own success. Then (only) such a one is indeed virtuous, wise and righteous.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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