प्रारभ्य च उत्तमजनाः न परित्यजन्ति

प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः
प्रारभ्य च विघ्नविहताः विरमन्ति मध्याः।
विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः
प्रारभ्य च उत्तमजनाः न परित्यजन्ति॥
— भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकम्
prārabhyate na khalu vighnabhayena nīcaiḥ
prārabhya ca vighnavihatāḥ viramanti madhyāḥ|
vighnaiḥ punaḥ punarapi pratihanyamānāḥ
prārabhya ca uttamajanāḥ na parityajanti||
— bhartṛhareḥ nītiśatakam
Inferior people do not start (an endeavour) out of fear for obstacles;
Mediocres, having started, retract on being fazed with obstacles
Even though they are repeatedly attacked with obstacles;
The superior people, having undertaken (something), never give up!

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7 thoughts on “प्रारभ्य च उत्तमजनाः न परित्यजन्ति

      1. Is this translation your own? If so, can I cite you? Is it published anywhere? Please give me any information so I can give proper credit. Thank you.

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