The Manusmṛti, also spelled as Manusmriti, is an ancient legal text among the many Dharmaśāstras of Hinduism. It was one of the first Sanskrit texts to have been translated into English in 1776, by Sir William Jones, and was used to formulate the Hindu law by the British colonial government.
|Even an infant king must not be despised from an idea that he is a mere mortal; for he is a great deity in human form.||Religion & God|
|If a king did not, without tiring, inflict punishment on those deserving to be punished, the stronger would roast the weaker like fish on a spit.||Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement|
|Let the king prohibit gambling and betting in his kingdom, for these are vices that destroy the kingdoms of princes.||Business, Commerce & Finance|
|Not to turn back in battle, to protect the people, to honor the Brahmans [educated classes], is the best means for a king to secure happiness.||Leaders & Leadership|
|Punishment alone governs all created beings.||Management & Managing Government|