śatakatrayam 1.72: prārabhyate na khalu (the worst kind of people)

by Jahnabi Barooah

प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचै:
प्रारभ्य विघ्नविहता विरमन्ति मध्या: ।
विघ्नैर्मुहुर्मुरपि प्रतिहन्यमाना:
प्रारब्धमुत्तमगुणा न परित्यजन्ति ।।७२।।
नीतिशतके

the worst kind of people
do not begin their tasks
out of fear of being thwarted;
mediocre folks begin,
but stall when beset by difficulties.
as for the best among us all,
they do not abandon what they began
in spite of being repeatedly resisted! ||72||
nītiśataka

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