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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].


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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 . . . .


Hinduism
Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 3.12.45 



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


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
Bhagavata Purana, 8 



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


Hinduism
Bhagavata Purana, 8 



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


Hinduism
Bhagavata Purana, 8 



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


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
Bhagavata Purana, 11 



E verybody reaps the fruit of his own deeds.


Hinduism
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.


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



B y faith comes the knowledge of the truth.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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 . . . .


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 3.29.60 



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


Hinduism
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.79.173 



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


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
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 . . . .


Hinduism
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.


Hinduism
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.103.224 


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