A learned man is honored by the people. A learned man commands respect everywhere for his learning. Indeed, learning is honored everywhere.
A man attains greatness by his merits, not simply by occupying an exalted seat. Can we call a crow an eagle (garuda) simply because he sits on the top of a tall building.
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.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you, but once it has come upon you, try to get rid of it without hesitation.
A wicked wife, a foolish friend, an ill tongued servant and a house infested with serpents will undoubtedly bring death.
Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.
All beings feel pleased by sweet speech, one should therefore talk sweet. What does it cost to do so?
As a calf follows its mother among a thousand cows, so the (good or bad) deeds of a man follow him.
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
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