9 Sanskrit Proverbs
- 1. A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.
- 2. All we can hold in our cold dead hands is what we have given away.
- 3. Dharma, when protected, protects.
- 4. He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.
- 5. If you forsake a certainty and depend on an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.
- 6. If you forsake a certainty for an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.
- 7. If you gently touch a nettle it'll sting you for your pains; grasp it like a lad of mettle, an' as soft as silk remains.
- 8. Sorrow for the death of a father lasts six months; sorrow for a mother, a year; sorrow for a wife, until another wife; sorrow for a son, forever.
- 9. Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day.