śatakatrayam 1.76: kadarthitasyāpi hi (a fortitudinous person may)

by Jahnabi Barooah

कदर्थितस्यापि हि धैर्यवृत्ते
र्न शक्यते धैर्यगुणं प्रमार्ष्टुम् ।
अधोमुखस्यापि कृतस्य वह्ने
र्नाध: शिखा यान्ति कदाचिदेव ।।७६।।
नीतिशतके

a fortitudinous person may
be repeatedly abused,
but will remain resilient;
thus is it that–
when you attempt to stamp out a raging fire,
its flames still burn upward. ||76||
nītiśataka

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