Pahlavi Texts, Part III (SBE24), E.W. West, tr. , at sacred-texts.com
1. The sage asked the spirit of wisdom (2) thus: 'For kings which is the one thing more advantageous, and which the more injurious?'
3. The spirit of wisdom answered (4) thus: 'For kings conversation with the wise and good is the
one thing more advantageous, (5) and speaking and conversation with slanderers and double-dealers are the more injurious for them.'