Hitopadesa is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse; it is similar to, though distinct from, the Panchatantra.
The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?
In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.
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