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Hitopadesa Sayings

Knowledge is destroyed by associating with the base; with equals equality is gained, and with the distinguished, distinction.
Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity; these are the self attained perfections of great souls.
Like an earthen pot, a bad man is easily broken, and cannot readily be restored to his former situation; but a virtuous man, like a vase of gold, is broken with difficulty, and easily repaired.
A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger.