संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

न मूर्खजनचित्तमाराधयेत्

लभेत सिकतासु तैलमपि यत्नतः पीडयन्
पिबेच्च मृगतृष्णिकासु सलिलं पिपासार्दितः।
कदाचिदपि पर्यटन् शशविषाणमासादयेत्
न तु प्रतिनिविष्टमूर्खजनचित्तमाराधयेत्॥
labheta sikatāsu tailamapi yatnataḥ pīḍayan
pibecca mṛgatṛṣṇikāsu salilaṁ pipāsārditaḥ|
kadācidapi paryaṭan śaśaviṣāṇamāsādayet
na tu pratiniviṣṭamūrkhajanacittamārādhayet||
[One can, perhaps] extract oil by squeezing sand;
[one could] quench his thirst by drinking water from a mirage;
During travel one may even find the horns of a hare;
But it is impossible to please a conceited fool.

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