संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

परोक्षे कार्यहन्तारं

परोक्षे कार्यहन्तारं प्रत्यक्षे प्रियवादिनम्।
वर्जयेत्तादृशं मित्रं विषकुम्भोपयोमुखम्॥
parokṣe kāryahantāraṁ pratyakṣe priyavādinam|
varjayettādṛśaṁ mitraṁ viṣakumbhopayomukham||

"Criticises in [your] absence and speaks sweetly in [your] presence.
Such a friend is to be abandoned, [for he is] like a pot of poison with an upper layer of milk."

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