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The lustre of a virtuous character cannot be defaced, nor can the vices of a vicious man ever become lucid. A jewel preserves its lustre, though trodden in the mud, but a brass pot, though placed upon the head, is brass still.
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Panchatantra

The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of inter-related animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story.

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