durbalasya balaṃ rājā

durbalasya balaṃ rājā, bālānāṃ rodanaṃ balam |

balaṃ mūrkhasya maunitvaṃ caurāṇāmanṛtaṃ balam ||

 

A king forms the strength of the weak; crying forms the strength of a child. Keeping mum forms the strength of a fool; lying forms the strength of thieves.

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