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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Author Unknown

A Group of Indian Epigrams: Wisdom is Better Than Rubies

Translation of Charles Rockwell Lanman, editor

IN all the world there are but jewels three:

Water, and rice, and wisdom’s precious word.

The fool, when asked how many jewels he

May own, of precious stones doth count his hoard.