100+ Kalidas Quotes

Kalidasa, a celebrated ancient Indian poet and playwright, gifted the world a collection of poignant quotes that continue to resonate through time. His verses capture the essence of love, nature, and the human experience. From “A fool is made more foolish by his words” to “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to salvation is hard,” Kalidasa’s quotes encapsulate profound truths about life’s complexities, relationships, and the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, offering timeless guidance and contemplation.

Kalidas Quotes

Look to this day: For it is life, the very life of life.

The arrow that has left the bow never returns.

A fool’s speech may sometimes give birth to wisdom.

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

Even the moon has its flaws.

When goodness and modesty disappear, everything will also vanish.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.

Time respects neither men nor kings.

The raindrop does not worry about the journey of the river.

A lake is a treasure of water, but the sight of a lotus in it is a treasure of vision.

A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame.

Wealth has no meaning without happiness.

It is the fool who says, ‘I shall pass this day and then be free to do as I will.’ The wise say, ‘This day is already over, what will I do with the remaining time.?’

A wise man shows his worth through his actions, not through his appearance.

To win, you need to cross the starting line.

People are the best mirrors.

The earth laughs in flowers.

Grief is felt not so much for the dead as for the living.

A moment that has passed is like the water under the bridge.

Great men’s memories should always be cherished.

Men who are forever counting their troubles will always be in difficulties.

It is the constant dripping of water that wears away the stone.

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

The good in us is worth little unless we are willing to share it.

A pure heart is the dwelling of God.

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from wise men.

One must learn how to measure time.

There is no guardian like a father.

The sun may set and leave a forsaken world in darkness, but for the sky, the sun will always rise again.

A weak man can never be handsome.

The man who runs away lives to die another day.

The moon has been sighted, but the star remains hidden.

The words spoken by the knowledgeable are resplendent like a necklace of pearls.

The rain does not break upon the mountain.

Nothing is more fallacious than wealth.

The heart of the wise man knows where duty lies and performs it.

Your desires are the keys to paradise, but they are also the keys to hell.

In the company of the noble, one becomes noble.

Time is the root cause of all experiences.

The lotus, although rooted in the mud, still blossoms clean above the water.

One who is not a poet can never understand the true beauty of poetry.

A wise person learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Just as a flower does not talk, so your love does not need to be spoken.

A person should not be too honest Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

The sky without clouds is a well-furnished drawing-room where you can see the moon, the sun, the stars, and everything.

The gentle murmur of a brook can exorcise even the deep-seated pangs of loneliness.

The deep-rooted faith that ‘I am not this body, but the soul within’ should be cultivated.

A person without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.

A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.

For those who know how to love, there is no separation.

The beauty of the peacock is sung because it has not got a vicious heart.

The earth does not argue, is not argumentative, or quarrelsome, and is not so for the sake of wealth.

The great are only great because we are on our knees Let us rise!

People are like the bamboo, bending in the wind and snapping back when it subsides.

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

The lion’s roar, the fierce wolf’s savage howl, the horrid hissing of the scaly serpent, the awesome cries of man, and all the sounds of the earth in one terrifying chorus, proclaim the fearful majesty of Omkara.

As fragrance abides in the flower, as reflection is within the mirror, so does your Lord abide within you Why search for Him without?

Listen to your being It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice It does not shout at you, that is true And if you are a little silent, you will start feeling your way Be the person you are Never try to be another, and you will become mature.

The sun does not shine there, nor do the moon and the stars, nor do lightning shine? All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self.

I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

The truly wise mourn neither for those who are living, nor for those who have passed away.

Even a tree, it is said, feels happy when it stands near its parent tree.

The moon is cold and its light is pleasant The heat of the sun is intense, but it also provides comfort.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Knowledge is the root of all good, and ignorance the root of all evil.

The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.

The greatness of a person is not in how much wealth they acquire, but in their integrity and ability to affect those around them positively.

Pleasure is the flower that fades; remembrance is the lasting perfume.

The path of the enlightened one is difficult to cross like the edge of a razor.

Like the wheel that supports a cart, the mind supports the body.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions All life is an experiment.

Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.

The small wisdom is like water in a glass; clear, transparent, pure.

When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.

As the sun eclipses the stars by its brilliance, so the soul in its absence casts a shadow over all things.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

Peace comes from within Do not seek it without.

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

The mind is everything What you think you become.

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

We are what we think All that we are arises with our thoughts With our thoughts, we make the world.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Set your heart on doing good Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.

No one saves us but ourselves No one can and no one may We ourselves must walk the path.

All wrong-doing arises because of mind If mind is transformed, can wrong-doing remain?

The tongue like a sharp knife.././ /Kills without drawing blood.

It is better to die in one’s own bed than to live in another’s.

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

An action once done is an action completed.

Good men and bad men differ radically Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them but wise men appreciate and are grateful.

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

One who controls his desires and ambitions, one who conquers his attachments, he is like a sailor who has successfully crossed a tempestuous sea.

He who has controlled his mind, has controlled everything He who has found the key to his mind, can also unlock the doors to success.

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

Once happiness is attained, there is no greater gain.

Look back on time with kindly eyes, he doubtless did his best; praise youth’s fond effort, e’en when crown’d with failure.

The duty of a scholar is to spread knowledge.

Wealth is the most important thing in life.

Not the fruit of experience but experience itself is the end.

He who has wealth has friends.

The earth supports all creatures, both the virtuous and the wicked.

A person should not be too honest Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

It is better to be without a king than to have a bad one.

The intelligent man who is endowed with courage and a keen sense of duty may be led astray by the lustre of a beautiful gem.

When the poor man is in distress, he begs for succor from his fellow man and is filled with despair when none comes to his aid But when a rich man is in need, he does not even turn to his wife, fearing she might say no, so low is his opinion of women.

Love can be destroyed by a single word, jealousy can be born with a single word.

The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.

What is found now is lost later, but what is lost now may be found later.

A person should not be too honest Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

The best revenge is massive success.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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