A woman will not throw away a garland, though soiled, which her lover gave: not in the object lies a present’s worth, but in the love which it was meant to mark.
The noble minded dedicate themselves to the promotion of the happiness of others – even of those who injure them. True happiness consists in making happy.
The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he used the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well place in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.
The enemies – evil passions – which rise within the body are hard to overcome. These passions should be manfully fought – he who conquers these is equal to the conquerors of worlds.
Bharavi was a 6th century Sanskrit poet who wrote Kiratarjuniya based on the Mahabharata.