संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

मानो हि महतां धनम्‌

उत्तमा मानमिच्छन्ति धनमानौ हि मध्यमाः।
अधमा धनमिच्छन्ति मानो हि महतां धनम्‌॥
uttamā mānamicchanti dhanamānau hi madhyamāḥ |
adhamā dhanamicchanti māno hi mahatāṁ dhanam ||
Best of the men seek honour; the mediocre seek wealth and honour.
Those in bottom (inferior) seek [only] wealth. Honour is wealth to great men.

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