1. 10

    Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

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  2. 9

    Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

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  3. 8

    The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.

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  4. 7

    Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.

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  5. 6

    One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

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  6. 5

    The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.

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  7. 4

    A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

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  8. 3

    He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

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  9. 2

    God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

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  10. 1

    Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

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