Naturens røst er mektig. Selv om hunden kåres til konge, tygger den likevel på en gammel sko.
Gjengitt i Hitopadesa : a new literal translation from the Sanskrit text of prof. F. Johnson for the use of students (1880).
Whatever the natural disposition of anyone may be, that is hard to be overcome by him. If a dog were made a king, would he not gnaw a shoe?
Whatever be the nature of a person, it is always very difficult to change. If a dog is appointed as King, even then he will not stop biting shoes.