"The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
"Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher full of poison with milk on top."
"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
"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."
"Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self respect."
"Even if a gem be placed on the foot and a mirror on the head, Still, the gem will not lose its value."
"The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquility is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there."
"Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto ant hills."
"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why I am doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
"Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water."
"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."
"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-hearten and strenuous effort."
"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."
"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."
"A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode."
"It is the mind of man alone that is the cause of his bondage or freedom."
"It is better to have only one son endowed with good qualities than a hundred devoid of them. For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not."
"As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?"
"The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability"
"Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have no friends, or cannot acquire knowledge."