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I nauspicious matters must be referred to in auspicious words [i.e., a bad or shocking piece of news or strong sentiments must be couched in polite language].

Gautama Smriti, 9:21 

A man must adopt a vocation appropriate to his age, intellect, means, ability in speaking, dress, learning, family and activity, a vocation free from crookedness and dishonesty.

Yajnavalkya Smriti, V. Raghavan, I.5.123 

K nowledge is of two kinds, that which is derived from scripture, and that which is derived from reflection.

Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 6.5.642 

A considerate man will always cultivate, in act, thought, and speech, that which is good for living beings . . . .

Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 3.12.45 

W ealth, pleasure, virtue, are things of little moment.

Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 1.17.133 

O ne may do penance but not have conquered anger; one may have knowledge without detachment; indeed a man may be great, but all the same be a prey to desire.

Bhagavata Purana, 8 

W ith material gains and desires, there is no satisfaction; such is avarice.

Bhagavata Purana, 8 

O ne contented with what happens to him of itself is haµppy.

Bhagavata Purana, 8 

K eep your mind calm and serene; your own real enemy is your own rebellious mind.

Bhagavata Purana, 7 

Y our days are like shadow, you will not prolong it, . . . Half of your life you spend in sleep; part is wasted in youthful carelessness and another in the helplessness of old age; and the remaining balance is spent in wallowing in the trivial pleasures of domestic or sensuous life.

Bhagavata Purana, 5.7 

T o one who has denuded himself of all slumber, subdued his mind, is tranquil, serene and contented, there is happiness everywhere.

Bhagavata Purana, 11 

E verybody reaps the fruit of his own deeds.

Bhagavata Purana, 10.413 

M ay all beings regard me with the eye of a friend. May I regard all beings with the eye of a friend. With the eye of a friend do we regard one another.

Yajurveda, Tr. Ralph T.H. Griffith, 36.18 

B y faith comes the knowledge of the truth.

Yajurveda, Tr. Ralph T.H. Griffith, 19.30 

A nger must be conquered by forgiveness; and the wicked must be conquered by honesty; the miser must be conquered by liberality, and falsehood must be conquered by truth.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.39.88 

T herefore, should good manners and good conduct be maintained with care, for, as regards wealth, it cometh or goeth. He that is wanting in wealth is not really wanting, but he that is wanting in manners and conduct is really in want.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.74 

T he very gods desire his company, who, stung with reproach, returneth if not himself nor causeth others to return it, or who being struck doth not himself return the blow nor causeth other to do it, and who wisheth not the slightest injury to him that injureth him.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.73 

D o not humiliate and insult others. Quarrel not with friends. Abstain from companionship with those that are vile and low.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.72 

I f amongst men there were not persons equal unto the earth in forgiveness, there would be no peace among men . . . .

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 3.29.61 

A wise man, whether strong or weak, should ever forgive his persecutor even when the latter is in the straits.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 3.29.60 

A ll kinds of crookedness mean death, and all kinds of sincerity are called Brahma.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.79.173 

D o today what is for thy good . . . .

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.277.287 

H appiness is desirable. It is an attribute of the Soul. Both Virtue and Profit are sought for its sake. Virtue is its root. This, indeed, is its origin. All acts have for their end the attainment of happiness.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.190.36 

T ruth is Brahma; Truth is Penance; it is Truth that creates all creatures. It is by Truth that the whole universe is upheld . . . .

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.190.35 

I f an opportunity, with respect to the man who waits for it, once passes away, it can never be had again by the person desirous of acting.

Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.103.224 

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