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अभिमानो धनं येषां

अभिमानो धनं येषां चिरं जीवन्ति ते जनाः।
अभिमानविहीनानां किं धनेन किमायुषा॥
abhimāno dhanaṁ yeṣāṁ ciraṁ jīvanti te janāḥ|
abhimānavihīnānāṁ kiṁ dhanena kimāyuṣā||
Those who have the wealth of self-esteem, live a long life.
For those who do not have self-esteem, what is the use of wealth or a long life!

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.

मानमेवाभिरक्षतु

प्राणञ्चापि परित्यज्य मानमेवाभिरक्षतु।
अनित्यो भवति प्राणो मानमाचन्द्रतारकम्‌॥
prāṇañcāpi parityajya mānamevābhirakṣatu |
anityo bhavati prāṇo mānamācandratārakam ||
Even at the cost of one’s life one should preserve his honour, as
life is temporary and honour is ever lasting as the moon and stars.

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