śatakatrayam 1.80: aiśvaryasya vibhūṣaṇam sujanatā (might is ornamented by benevolence)

by Jahnabi Barooah

ऐश्वर्यस्य विभूषणं सुजनता शौर्यस्य वाक्संयमो
ज्ञानस्योपशम: श्रुतस्य विनयो वित्तस्य पात्रे व्यय:।
अक्रोधस्तपस: क्षमा प्रभवितुर्धर्मस्य निर्व्याजता
सर्वेषामपि सर्वकारणमिदं शीलं परं भूषणम् ।।८०।।
नीतिशतके

might is ornamented by benevolence,
heroism by restraint in speech,
knowledge by patience,
fame by humility,
wealth by donating suitably,
ascetic practice by controlling anger,
a powerful lord by ability to forgive,
religious practice by honesty,
but let it be known that,
good conduct is the best ornament
any person can have. ||80||
nītiśataka

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