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- To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live for a hundred years like a jackal.
- As quoted in Encyclopedia of Asian History (1988) Vol. 4, p. 104
- It is far better to live like a lion for a day than to live like a jackal for a hundred years.
- It is far better to live like a tiger for a day than to live like a jackal for a hundred years.
- Variant mentioned in Tipu Sultan : A Study in Diplomacy and Confrontation (1982) by B. Sheikh Ali, p. 329