But a man without desires is a lion. When the senses see him, It is they who take flight! They run away like elephants, As quietly as they can. As if they cannot escape, They serve him like slaves.
- Ashtavakra Gita 18:46
As a cowherd with a rod drives cows to the field, so aging and death drive the life of living beings.
- Dhammapada, 135, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Hasten with your charity, because disaster does not trample it.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by 'Ali bin Abi Talib
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where you heart, there your happiness.
- Augustine of Hippo
One who says, "Let good people [and only good people] bless You," is considered to have spoken heresy.
- Mishna Megillah 4:9