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Kalidasa Quotes

Kalidasa, a renowned classical Sanskrit poet and playwright, is known for his profound and eloquent verses. Here are ten memorable quotes attributed to him:

"Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life."

"The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous."

"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart."

"In every change, in every falling leaf, there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow."

"Listen to the fool's reproach; it is a kingly title."

"The ocean of the intellect, once set in motion, never stops till it reaches the shores of perfection."

"Time perfects men as well as destroys them."

"The sharpness of a diamond is illusory if it's in your hand; if it's in your heart, then it's true."

"The air is but a mass of matter; it is the life in it that gives it meaning."

"Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."

"As a sandalwood tree perfumes the axe that fells it."

"A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it."

"The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sails to catch it."

"Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again."

"Even a fool is wise when he is silent."

"Time perfects what reason invents."

"The water of the Ganges is so clear because it was poured through the hands of the Gopis."

"The heart is known by its throbs, the mind by its thoughts."

"To be happy, one must ask of life as much as it has to give."

"The intelligent speak only when they have something to say; fools speak to say something."

These quotes reflect Kalidasa's wisdom and insight into human nature, life, and the world around us.

Poem Of Kalidasa Look To This Day:

For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of achievement
Are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!


(Source: This is a poem written by Kalidasa)