माता शत्रुः पिता वैरी येन बालो न पाठितः ।
न शोभते सभामध्ये हंसमध्ये बको यथा ॥
Maataa shatru pitaa vairee
yena baalo na paaṭhitah.
Na shobhate sabhaamadhye
hamsa-madhye bako yathaa.
(Chaanakya Neeti 2.11)
Mothers and fathers who do not ensure that their children are educated are enemies and opponents
to their own children. Such parents are responsible for making their children appear out of place in a
gathering of wise people, (like a crane among swans).