गुणैरुत्तरतां याति नोच्चैरासन संस्थितः।
प्रासादशिखरस्थो अपि काकः किं गरुडायते ।।
gunairutharathaam yaathi na uchaair aasana samsthitah
praasaada sikharastopi kaakah kim gurdayathey?
one attains greatness in life by his own character and conduct not by just occupying a tall seat.
the crow does not become the eagle (Garuda) just because he manages to climb and sit atop the tallest building in the city