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.
God doesn't dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.
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.
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.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
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.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
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.
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 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.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
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.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
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.
O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
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.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.