Whoever is friendly in adversity, is indeed a true friend. In prosperity, even a wicked person wants to be a friend.
By associating with good and evil persons a man acquires the virtues and vices which they possess, even as the wind blowing over different places takes along good and bad odors.
Time drinketh up the essence of every great and noble action which ought to be performed but is delayed in the execution.
Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.
What’s duly his, a man receives;
This law not even God can break;
My heart is not surprised, nor grieves;
For what is mine, no strangers take.
Guilty consciences always make people cowards.
Even if one lives for a second it must be filled with knowledge, valour, magnanimity and other good qualities. Only such a life is considered worth living. Even a crow lives a long life just by living on food offered by others. It is up to us whether we want to live like a crow or make our life worth remembering.
Even if a wealthy person gets old, he does not lose the youthfulness. For a poor man, his youth is as good as his oldage, because he is constrained by lack of money.
There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
The learned have prescribed penance for the murderer of a pious man, a drunkard, a thief or for one who has violated a solemn vow. But there is no pardon for the ungrateful.
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- Subhashita Manjari Sanskrit Anthology of Proverbs
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- The Jataka Tales Genre of Buddhist Literature
- Bhartrihari Hindu Philosopher, Grammarian
- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Persian Muslim Mystic
- The Upanishads Sacred Books of Hinduism
- The Bhagavad Gita Hindu Scripture
- The Mahabharata Hindu Religious Text