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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.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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 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.
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 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?
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
Born: 350 BC
Died: 275 BC
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B. R. Ambedkar
Lalu Prasad Yadav
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