śatakatrayam 1.60: namratvenonnamantaḥ (let me tell you about real gentlemen)

by Jahnabi Barooah

नम्रत्वेनोन्नमन्त: परगुणकथनै: स्वान्गुणान्ख्यापयन्त:
स्वार्थान्संपादयन्तो विततपृथुतरारम्भयत्ना: परार्थे ।
क्षान्त्यैवाक्षेपरूक्षाक्षरमुखरमुखान्दुर्जनान्दु:खयन्त:
सन्त: साश्चर्यचर्या जगति बहुमता: कस्य नाभ्यर्चनीया:।।६०।।
नीतिशतके

let me tell you about
real gentlemen.
they are distinguished
by their humility.
they relate their own virtues
by praising others’ virtues.
they accomplish their own goals
by enthusiastically working towards others’ goals.
by patience alone,
they crush the wicked’s wicked words.
who would not respect such individuals? ||60||
nītiśataka

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