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From evil springs forth more evil.
Therefore, evil is to be feared even more than fire.

To commit no wrong, even against one's enemies,
Is said to be supreme wisdom.

-Tirukkural 21:202-203

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, http://www.himalayanacademy.com.