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Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
 

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
 

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
 

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
 

The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
 

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
 

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
 

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
 

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.
 

The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
 

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
 

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
 

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
 

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
 

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.
 

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
 

Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.
 

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
 

Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
 


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