śatakatrayam 1.7, silence: the ornament of fools

by Jahnabi Barooah

स्वायत्तमेकान्तहितं विधात्रा विनिर्मितं छादनमज्ञताया: ।
विशेषत: सर्वविदां समाजे विभूषणं मौनमपण्डितानाम् ।।७।।
नीतिशतके

taciturnity–
it is within their control
and perfectly to their advantage.
it is an ornament god created
to hide the ignorance of fools
in an assembly of the learned.||7||
nītiśataka

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