संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

मौनं सर्वार्थ साधनम्

आत्मनः मुखदोषेण बध्यन्ते शुकसारिकाः।
बकाः तत्र न बध्यन्ते मौनं सर्वार्थ साधनम्॥
ātmanaḥ mukhadoṣeṇa badhyante śukasārikāḥ |
bakāḥ tatra na badhyante maunaṁ sarvārtha sādhanam ||

"By the fault of their own mouth, parrots and mynahs are caught.
Storks, however are not caught — silence is an instrument that achieves all ends."

[Thanks to Kedar]

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