Not coveting other's w
Those who realize the benefit of virtue Don't commit the folly of desiring another's wife. No sinner so foolish as he who lurks At the door of another's wife. No different from the dead are those Who wickedly desire the wife of a friend. What does greatness avail if one without even least guilt Goes into another's home? Erring with another's wife may seem easy, But disgrace will be irredeemable for all time. The adulterer has no respite from these four: Hatred, sin, fear and disgrace. He is a virtuous householder Who does not covet another's wife. The manliness that scorns adultery Is both virtue and propriety for the great. Who deserves all the good in this world? He who clasps not the arms of another's wife! You may trespass the bounds of other virtues, But not the bounds of another's wife.