Burden not thyself above thy power while thou livest; and have no fellowship with one that is mightier and richer than thyself: for how agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? for if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken.
Modern Guwahati dates back to the British occupation of Assam in 1826 and it is from this date the city came to have due importance. Except few temples, an earthen fort and tanks, there are hardly any medieval remnants and ruins in Guwahati.
How agree the kettle and the earthen pot together?
The system of fortification by wall and towers may be made safest by the addition of earthen ramparts .
Ah! where shall weary man take sanctuary,where live his little span of life secure?and 'scape of Heav'n serene th' indignant stormsthat launch their thunders at us earthen worms?sir richard francis burton