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In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid. Hitopadesa#Danger 69
Subdue fate by exerting human strength to the maximum; and if, when the effort has been made and success is not achieved, no one else can be blamed. Hitopadesa#Success 62
No wise person should make known the loss of fortune, any malpractice in their house, his being cheated, or having been disgraced. Hitopadesa#Loss 56
One should not lift the rod against our enemies upon the private information of another. Hitopadesa#Punishment 55
When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it. Hitopadesa#Marriage 49
She is a wife who is the soul of her husband. Hitopadesa#Marriage 46
Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down. Hitopadesa#Greatness 41
A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life. Hitopadesa#Food 40
The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority. Hitopadesa#Friends 35
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy. Hitopadesa#Enemy 25
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