1.14 Chanakya Niti

वरयेत्कुलजां प्राज्ञो विरूपामपि कन्यकाम् ।
रूपशीलां न नीचस्य विवाहः सदृशे कुले ॥१.१४॥

varayetkulajāṃ prājño virūpāmapi kanyakām |
rūpaśīlāṃ na nīcasya vivāhaḥ sadṛśe kule ||1.14||

an intelligent man does not like an ugly woman, even if she belongs to a high-status family, and also does not like a woman from a low-status family, even if she is beautiful; thus, marriage among equal status is prescribed

Excerpt from the book “Old Chanakya Strategy: Aphorisms” by Rajen Jani

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