आलस्यं हरति प्रज्ञा धनमायुर्यशो बलं |
यस्मिन्नास्ते तदालस्यं सर्वदोषाकरस्तु सः ||
Meaning: Laziness in a person destroys his intelligence, wealth, duration of life, fame and strength. On the other hand those persons who are not lazy, are free from all these shortcomings.
शतेषु जायते शूरः सहस्त्रेषु च पण्डितः |
वक्ता दस सहस्त्रेषु दाता भवति वा न वा ||
Meaning: Among one hundred persons only one person happens to be brave, among one thousand persons only one person happens to be a scholar, and among ten thousand persons only one person happens to be an orator. But a generous and charitable person (is hard to find and) may or may not be found among many hundred thousands.