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Virtuous conduct leads a man to eminent greatness.
Therefore, it should be guarded as more precious than life itself.
In your striving, be mindful to preserve good conduct.
In your deliberations, discover it is your staunchest ally.
Morality is the birthright of high families,
while immoral conduct's legacy is lowly birth.
If a priest forgets the Vedas, he can relearn them.
But if he falls from virtue, his high birth is forever lost.
Prosperity is not for the envious,
nor is greatness for men of impure conduct.
The firm-minded never slacken in upholding virtuous conduct,
for they know the miseries brought on by such neglect.
By honest conduct one achieves honorable eminence,
while corrupt conduct brings one nothing but blame.
Good conduct is the seed in virtue's field;
wicked conduct's harvest is never-ending sorrow.
Men who conduct themselves virtuously
are incapable of voicing harmful words, even forgetfully.
Those who cannot live in harmony with the world,
though they have learned many things, are still ignorant.