yad yad acarati sresthas
tat tad evetaro janah
sa yat pramanam kurute
lokas tad anuvartate
yat yat—however; acarati—behaves; srestah—the best man; tat tat—that; eva—certainly; itarah—the lesser; janah—men; sah—he; yat—which; pramanam—standard; kurute—shows; lokah—the people; tat—that; anuvartate—follow.
"Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues."
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