खल इति न मृषा वदन्ति विद्वांसः |
कुलविद्वेषी पुनः पिशुनः ||
- सुबंधु - सुभाषितसुधानिधि
Between a rogue rumor monger and a snake wise men say that the rogue is more dangerous. It is indeed true. A snake is not an enemy to your entire clan (it hates only mongoose). But a wicked man is. It is a play of words here. In sanskrit नकुल, means mongoose. It also means "not entire family" when broken down differently.
- Subandhu Subhashitasudhanidhi