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Mahabharata Quotes

Whatever is there in this world to be known concerning the various ways and goal of life, is there in this book; and whatever is not here is nowhere to be found. (Sage Vyasa on the Mahabharata.)
Listen to the essence of dharma. Having heard it, try to hold on to it. This is the essence of dharma – what you consider as unpleasant and harmful to yourself, do not do to others.’ (In other words, do unto others what you want others to do unto you.)
‘I know what is right but I cannot do it; I know what is wrong but cannot desist from doing it.’ (Duryodhana in the Mahabharat)
There are two forces: fate and human effort - All men depend on and are bound by these, there is nothing else. (Kripa in Mahabharata )
The intoxication with power is worse than drunkenness with liquor and such, for who is drunk with power does not come to his senses before he falls. (Vidura in Mahabharata)
It is he who is never discouraged who greatens and tastes the eternal joy.

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