संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

अर्धो घटो घोषमुपैति

अल्पकार्यकराः सन्ति ये नरा बहुभाषिणः।
शरत्कालिनमेघास्ते नूनं गर्जन्ति केवलं॥
alpakāryakarāḥ santi ye narā bahubhāṣiṇaḥ|
śaratkālinameghāste nūnaṁ garjanti kevalaṁ||

"Men who talk too much do little work;
The are like the autumn clouds, that only roar!"

सम्पूर्णकुम्भो न करोति शब्दं
अर्धो घटो घोषमुपैति नूनं ।
विद्वान्‌ कुलीनो न करोति गर्वं
मूढास्तु जल्पन्ति गुणैर्विहीनाः॥
sampūrṇakumbho na karoti śabdaṁ
ardho ghaṭo ghoṣamupaiti nūnaṁ |
vidvān kulīno na karoti garvaṁ
mūḍhāstu jalpanti guṇairvihīnāḥ ||

"A full pot does not make any noise;
However a half full pot really makes noise.
A learned respectable person is never vain;
but foolish people bereft of good qualities babble incessantly."

"Empty vessels make much noise!"

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