मृगा मृगैः संगमनुव्रजन्ति
मूर्खाश्च मूर्खैः सुधियः सुधीभिः
समानशीलव्यसनेषु सख्यम् ॥
mRugA mRugaiH sangama anuvrajanti
gAvaH cha gobhiH turagAH turangaiH ।
mUrkhaH mUrkhaiH sudhibhiH sidhIbhiH
samAna shIla vyasaneShu sakhyam ॥
Deer will have good time around deer, cows with other cows, horses with other horses, fools with other fools and the virtuous with other virtuous people. People of similar qualities will always go along well.