30 Best Sanskrit Quotes Translated From The Classical Indian Language

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It has been used as a philosophical language within the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Sanskritic language is a standardized dialect of the ancient Indo-Aryan people. It originated – as the Vedic Sanskrit language – as early as 1700-1200 BCE.

Sanskrit is a classical language of Southern Asia belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European dialects. It arose in Southern Asia when its precursor languages had been subtle in the northwest region within the late Bronze Age. It was a link language in ancient and medieval South Asia. Upon transmission of Hindu and Buddhist culture to the geographical area, which is in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Central Asia within the early medieval era, it became a language of faith and high culture, and of the political elites in a number of these regions. As a result, the Sanskritic language had a long-lasting impact on South Asia and East Asia, particularly in their formal and learned vocabularies.

Vedic documents represent the dialects then found within the northern midlands of India and areas directly east thence. The earliest texts—including the Rigveda (the Vedic literature composed in verses) that scholars usually attribute to roughly 1500 BCE—stem from the northwestern part of the landmass, the realm of the traditional seven rivers (Sapta Sindhavaḥ).

There are many beautiful Sanskrit Shlokas (quote) that have deep Hindi meaning that you can understand and change your life. Let's look at some of the great Shlokas (quote) which come from the Vedic texts. Many of the ancient yoga texts are also written in Sanskrit owing to it being spoken by the yogis. So, have a read to understand their deeper meaning. If you like these, then you should also read our Krishna Quotes and [Sai Baba Quotes].

Best Translated Quotes Of Sanskrit

You can find some great Sanskrit shlokas (quotes) and understand their meaning here and use them in your life.

1. "May the well-being of all people be protected by the powerful and mighty leaders be with law and justice."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

2. "Everything that is in other’s control is painful. All that is in self-control is happiness. This is the definition of happiness and pain in short.​"

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

3. "Women are like flowers; they should be treated very tenderly. No action should be forced unless full faith is instilled in the wife’s heart towards the husband.​"

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

4. "You have the right to work, but never of its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be the cause of your inaction."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

5. "The way gold’s purity is tested by rubbing, cutting, heating and pounding, similarly, a person’s quality is tested by gentleness, manners, habits, and deeds."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

6. "Krishna says, undoubtedly, the mind is fickle and difficult to take control over. But O sons of Kunti, control it with practice and abstinence."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

7. "A man who is neither happy nor hostile, grieves, desires, and who is a renunciation of good and unlucky all deeds – he loves me."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

8. "The stupid intellect man who stubbornly stops all the senses from above and keeps thinking about the subjects of those senses from the mind is called falseness i.e. the humor."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

9. "Shri Bhagwan said, 'The supreme letter is ‘Brahma’, its form, that is, the soul is called ‘spiritual’, and the sacrifice that creates the spirit of the ghosts is called ‘karma’.'"

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

10. "Lead me to truth From ignorance, lead me to light from the darkness, lead me to immortality from death. Let there be peace."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

Sanskrit Quotes On Knowledge

Sanskrit words are the source where Hindi comes from.

Quotes on knowledge will make men understand life and its meaning and be open to its power.

11. "God is the ultimate truth. The absolute rises above the absolute. Even when the absolute is taken away from the absolute, it remains."

-  'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

12. "Revered Goddess Saraswati, I prostrate before you as you are the one who can fulfill all my wishes. I am beginning my studies and ask you to bestow your grace upon me so that I am successful in my endeavor."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

13. "Whose endeavors are preceded by a firm commitment, who does not take long rests before the task is accomplished, who does not waste time and who has control over his/her mind is wise."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

14. "So long as the breath is restrained in the body, so long as the mind is undisturbed, and so long as the gaze is fixed between the eyebrows, there is no fear from Death."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

15. "Adornment of a horse is in his speed and that of an elephant in his majestic gait like a drunken person."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

16. "In travel, a companion, in life, compassion."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

17. "Strength comes from an indomitable will."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

18. "We meditate on the glory of that being (Savitur, the sun) who has produced this universe, who is the essence of our life existence; May he imbibe his divinity and brilliance within us."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

19. "This is how anger makes people forget the difference between right and wrong."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

20. "Only hard work fetches success, not the desire alone."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

Sanskrit Quotes On Wealth

A Sanskrit quote or shloka can be found written on Instagram.

These are some good quotes you can get your hands on and can understand its meaning and live a peaceful life.

21. "Knowledge imparted only to a fit recipient will yield the desired result."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

22. "The purity or otherwise of gold can be tested only when it is put through the fire."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

23. "Good qualities put their footprints everywhere."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

24. "Those who wish to seek virtues travel the entire world."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

25. "They have happiness and wealth in their hearts and traveling in their feet."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

26. "Those who walk on what has come forth, are indeed great and get what they desire."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

27. "Love when you can, tomorrow isn’t promised."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

28. "Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

29. "If you want comfort, you should give up learning. If you desire to acquire learning, you should abandon comfort."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

30. "Fight for the sake of duty, treating alike happiness and distress, loss and gain, victory and defeat."

- 'Sanskrit Shlokas'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 30 Best Sanskrit Quotes, then why not take a look at [Yogi Quotes], or [Scots Quotes]?

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