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क्षिप्तं राज्याच्च्युतो दीनस्तृणैस्तुल्यो भवेदिह ||
- रामायण, अरण्य
If a king does not undertake necessary project at the right time (when subjects need it the most) and does not fear from all the troubles facing him - he will soon lose his kingdom and respect. He will be as insignificant as a blade of grass.
- Ramayana, Aranya